By Tayo Joseph Lagos, Nigeria



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state is becoming safer on a daily basis because of the  investments of his administration in the maintenance of security.

Picture 1: R-L: Wife of Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Former Chief Judge of Rivers State and his wife, Justice and Mrs. Iche Ndu during the Commissioning of Echelon Heights Hotel by Governor Wike on Saturday in Port Harcourt.

Also on Saturday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commended Rivers people who invest in the economic development of the state.


Speaking on Saturday night at  a dinner to mark the 20th Anniversary of Air France flying into Port Harcourt International Airport , Governor Wike said: “Port Harcourt is becoming safer everyday because of the commitment of the administration  to the security of lives and property.

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Picture 3: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  Air France Manager, Jean Raoul Tauzin and   French Consulate, Laurent Poloneceaux during  an event to mark the 20th of Air France flights into Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday.

“We will do everything  to build on the confidence of investors to do business  in Rivers State “.


He said that attracting investments remain critical to the rapid development of the state because in generates employment.


“It is a priority  for us to attract investors for our people to be employed. That is why we make security a priority.”

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The governor  berated opposition  leaders engaged in negative propaganda against the people on security issues, pointing out that they refuse to acknowledge  the fact that Rivers is more secure than Lagos, Kogi, Kaduna, Benue  and Kano where kidnappers and murderers ravage urban communities  as reported daily .


He said: “Investors are coming to Rivers regularly and they are talking about insecurity.  Look at what is happening in Lagos, Kogi, Kaduna and Kano and you will realise that this state is the safest “.


French Consulate, Laurent Poloceaux said French businesses are thriving in Rivers State with schools, businesses and Air France.


Air France Manager, Jean Raul Tanzin said that Air France became the first international airline to fly into the Port Harcourt International Airport 20 years ago.



He said that Air France has weathered challenges  to deliver  quality services to the of Rivers State and other Niger Delta states.


At the commissioning of the Echelon Height Hotel on Saturday, Governor Wike said that the hotel constructed by indigenes of the state is an encouragement  to other persons to invest  their resources in the state.


He said that the huge population and economic activities across the state, indicate that the state is viable for investments.


The  governor said that the  state government will partner with the hotel, but urged the management  to pay their taxes regularly.



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