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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOT SERIOUS ABOUT THE CLEAN UP OF OGONILAND, SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Federal Government is not serious about the clean-up of Ogoniland.

The governor stated that for now, the Ogoni clean up programme remains a political project aimed at attaining political mileage.

Speaking when he granted audience to the Senate Committee on Environment on Investigative visit to Ogoniland, Governor Wike said that the people of Rivers State are tired of procrastination in relation to the execution of the clean up.

He said: “The Federal Government is not serious about the clean up of Ogoniland. We are tired of telling our people that the project will start next year.

“Let it not be a political project. Look at the North East, a commission was established and $1Billion released. “.

He said that the devastation of Ogoniland has impoverished the people by destroying their farmlands and fishing waters.

He regretted that as a state that produces the wealth of the nation, Rivers State has no single motorable Federal Road.

Commenting on the soot, Governor Wike stated that it is a fallout of oil pollution, stressing that people are suffering the health hazards.

Earlier, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Oluremi Tinubu said that the committee was on an oversight visit to ascertain the level of environmental degradation in Ogoniland.

She said that the committee will draw attention to the environmental challenges facing the Ogoni people ..

Senator Tinubu said: “We are concerned about these issues. We will use face masks when we get to the location. Face masks will draw attention to the message to world on the essence of the clean up “.

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MINISTER OF SPORTS LAUDED FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lauded the Minister of Sports, Hon. Solomon Dalung for his commitment to the development of a united Nigeria, irrespective of party affiliation.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Sports at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike said the Minister of Sports has shown uncommon courage in allowing Rivers State to host the national wrestling championship and the African Wrestling Championship in 2018.

He said: “If we have Ministers like you, nobody will be talking about political parties. People like you work well for Mr President. People like you are the ones Mr President need to move the country forward.

“What you have done for Rivers State is not what money can buy. You have by this action introduced a positive for Rivers State. You are telling the world that Rivers State is peaceful and a place to invest”.

Governor Wike also praised the President of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali for his decision to promote the hosting of the championship in Rivers State.

In his remarks, Minister of Sports, Hon Solomon Dalung said that wrestling is traditional to Nigeria, hence the country will continue to excel in the sport.

He commended Governor Wike for his investments in the development of Sports, noting that the facilities put in place for the competition are world class.

The Minister said that over 700 athletes, 300 officials, 24 states and 12 Wrestling Clubs are participating in the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championship.

He said while most states have neglected sports, Rivers State Governor is promoting sports, thereby enhancing social cohesion.

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