Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on prominent Rivers indigenes to use their privileged positions to promote the State for the purpose of attracting development .
Speaking during the send-off ceremony in honour of Dr Kudo Eresia-Eke, outgoing General Manager, External Relations, NLNG at the weekend in Port Harcourt , Governor Wike said that it is unwise for any Rivers leader to de-market Rivers State.
Governor Wike said that Dr Kudo Eresia-Eke, outgoing General Manager, External Relations, NLNG used his 20 years in the corporate world to market Rivers State.
He said: “Dr Eresia-Eke is one of those who will not de-market Rivers State. He is always promoting the state.
“Everybody is happy with your contributions. I hope you will continue to advise us on areas of development . You are still young. Rivers State needs people like you. ”
The governor noted that the experience that the outgoing External Relations General Manager has garnered over years, will help further develop Rivers State.
Speaking further, Governor Wike urged NLNG to take steps to make practical contributions to the state.
He said: “I want practical things that will help our people. We produce the oil, but we are not getting anything meaningful from the oil”.
He called on the management of the NLNG to accomplish the request of the Rivers State Government concerning schools.
The Send Off Ceremony witnessed comedy skit, special poem by Ikeogu Oke and farewell speech by Dr Eresia Eke.
There was also a choral performance by the Fused Ensemble, cutting of cake and the presentation of gift by NLNG to their outgoing General Manager.