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 .