Take advantage of my olive branch, Wike begs politicians in Rivers2 min read

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on all politicians in the state to take advantage of his post election olive branch for the development of the state.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (2nd R), Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo (r), Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu (m), Vice Chancellor, Rivers State University, Prof Blessing Didia (2nd L) and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Rivers State University, Prof Boma Oruwari during a congratulatory visit by the Governing Council of the Rivers State University at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Speaking during a congratulatory visit by the Governing Council of the Rivers State University at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday , Governor Wike said that the state needs peace and security for rapid growth.

He said: “We want everybody to take advantage of the Olive Branch, if they love the state. We are not afraid of fight, but we want everyone to join us to work for the development of the state .

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“The state is uppermost on our mind. I will do everything possible to promote the peace of the state “.

He said that anyone who loves the state should be interested in the development and progress of the state.

“We thank God that all the political tension is behind us. You cannot govern a state when it is not peaceful . We continue to reiterate the need for peace. We want total peace and reconciliation “.

Governor Wike urged the Rivers State University to take measures to check cultism in the Institution. He advised the university to submit names of cultists to the state government for necessary action.

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On employment of academic and non-academic staff at the University, Governor Wike approved immediate commencement of employment process.

He stated that the Rivers State Government will implement the de-centralization of the Rivers State University, with the construction of the Ahoada Campus to be started soon.

Pro-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu said the re-election of Governor Wike is well deserved as it flows from the people of the state.

He decried the violence that greeted the election circle and called on the political class to cooperate with Governor Wike to promote peace in the state.

Justice Ndu implored the Rivers State Governor to invite elders, statesman, church leaders and mediators to take over the peace building process.

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He urged the governor to approve the employment of new academic and non academic staff for the institution.

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