Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will fully revive the state’s secondary health sector as it works towards creating access to quality healthcare for the people.
Governor Wike also stated that the process of reforming the state’s pension platform would be entrenched to make life more meaningful for retired civil servants.
He spoke on Thursday at the Government House, Port Harcourt while inaugurating the Chairmen and members of the Rivers State Hospitals Management Board and the Rivers State Pension Board.
The governor said that the constitution of the Rivers State Hospitals Management Board is long overdue, pointing out that the new board will support the administration in its drive to reposition the hospitals in the state.
He added that the facilities at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital would be improved, while the rehabilitation of General Hospitals across the state will be intensified.
On the Rivers State Pension Board, Governor Wike said that the new board would liaise with the Office of the Head of Service to carry out the pension reforms planned by the administration.
He said: “We really have to radically improve pension management in the state, so that our retired civil servants live better lives after serving the state.
“I am behind these two boards as long as they take the right steps. These boards must be courageous. They must work hard for the state to achieve her developmental goals “, he said.
Responding on behalf of the boards, Chairman of the Rivers State Hospital Management Board, Dr Silas Eneyo assured the governor that the boards will address the challenges for which they have been established