Governor Wike Expresses Satisfaction With State Amnesty Programme

Governor Wike Expresses Satisfaction With State Amnesty Programme
Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the  general acceptance  of the state government’s  amnesty programme  has led to improved peace and security  in the state .
He stated  that in no distant time, the State Government  will  start the replacement  of  retired  civil servants as a means of employing youths into the state civil service .
Speaking  at the Government House , Port Harcourt  on Tuesday when he granted  audience  to the Chiefs and Leaders of Ogbum-na-Abali , Governor  Wike  urged other cultists and kidnappers  to embrace the amnesty programme .
He said: “We thank God that the Amnesty  Programme  introduced  by  this administration  is paying off. Several criminals  across the state have laid down their arms.
“”As you can see, peace is returning  to several communities  across the state . I want to encourage  more criminals to lay down their arms”.
He commended the leaders and people of the Ogbum-na-Abali community  for their peaceful disposition , pointing out  that  their support for the state government  will always be rewarded with projects and programmes .
He assured  them that the land reclamation  project around  the  Ogbum-na-Abali and Nkpogu  communities  will be beneficial  to  the  development  of  the area. He directed the  Attorney-General of the state and the Special Adviser on Lands to liaise  with  the  community leaders to establish  areas of cooperation  for the project .
The governor  informed  that the reconstruction  of Ogbum-na-Abali  internal
 roads will be expanded  to  give the entire area the required face lift as the closest neighbours  to the seat of power in the state.
He said : “I hold this office in trust for the people of the state .  I will always promote the interest of the people”.
The governor  noted  that during the replacement  of retired civil servants , all sections of the state will be duly accomodated by his administration .
Chairman  of the Chiefs and Leaders of Ogbum-na-Abali Community , Chief Theophilus Ohwonda in an address read on his behalf  by Chief Elvis Ogbams commended Governor  Wike  for  the reconstruction  of  Ogbum-na-Abali internal roads .
He appealed to the governor  to consider  the area in the ongoing land reclamation  of the area.