Improved Security: Governor Wike Says Rivers State Is Witnessing Influx Of Investors

Improved Security: Governor Wike Says Rivers State Is Witnessing Influx Of Investors
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that the improvement  of security  across the communities  of  the state has led to the influx of investors which is now expanding  state’s economy .
The governor  also  stated that the state’s internally generated revenue  (IGR) has improved as a result of enhanced security .
Speaking  at the Government House , Port Harcourt  on Monday  during a courtesy call by participants of Senior Course 39, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Governor Wike said that security  remains  critical to the development of the economy as investors are attracted to safe environment .
He said : “With our successes in the area of security , investors are trooping back to the state. The multiplier effects  of these investments have been profound.
” So far, several investors have come to partner  with us in different areas of the Rivers economy .  Therefore, we shall  continue to build our security  infrastructure “.
The governor  noted that his administration  has  developed  a strong framework  for the enhancement of  Public Private Partnership  (PPP), with the  creation of an enanbling environment  for private investments.
He noted that at present, several PPP programmes are functional across the state, especially  in  the  area of agriculture .
“Our government is committed  to  public private partnership because  it will help us channel resources to other areas that are important  to members of the public, but not lucrative  to investors “, he said.
Earlier in  his remarks, Team Leader of Study Tour Group, Brigadier General, John Irefin said participants  of the Senior  Course 39 were in the state on a research programme that will understudy the contributions  of the state to the development of the country.
He said the  product of the research will be beneficial  to  the government  and people of Rivers State .
According to him , the economic  situation  of the  country has necessitated  the need for the diversification  of  the  economy .