Wike Charges Ikwerre Leaders To Work With Other Ethnic Groups

Wike Charges Ikwerre Leaders To Work With Other Ethnic GroupsRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on the leaders of the Ikwerre ethnic group to work with other ethnic groups to ensure the faster development of the state.

In a keynote address during the 211th Convention of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide at Rumuche in Emohua Local Government Area on Sunday, Governor Wike said that inter-ethnic cooperation will enhance the development of the state.

Governor Wike said his administration would ensure that all local government areas in the state benefit from development projects and that the road projects pledged for the four Ikwerre speaking LGAs would be completed in one year.

He said: “Let us work together to develop Rivers State. Working together with other ethnic groups, we will move the state forward.

“As leaders of the Ikwerre nationality, we must contribute meaningfully to the development of our communities by enhancing peace and unity”.

He stated that the success of the Amnesty Programme in Ikwerre and Emohua has led to relative peace in the two local government areas.

The Governor charged the Ogbakor Ikwerre leadership to work with other stakeholders to ensure that people participate in the forthcoming national census.

In his address, outgoing President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, Prof Augustine Onyeozu commended Governor Wike for always identifying with the Ikwerre cause at all times.

He noted that Governor Wike has been responsible for most of the successes recorded by the Organisation in the promotion of Ikwerre ethnic nationality.

The 211th Convention of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide attracted Ikwerre leaders from across the globe to Rumuche in Emohua Local Government Area.


Police Recover Improvised Explosive Device In Rivers

IED, Explosive DeviceThe Explosive Ordinance team of the Rivers State Police Command has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Rumuche, Emohua LGA of the state.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Omoni Nnamdi, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, stated that the device was placed to blow off a pipeline belonging to Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Natural Limited.

He said that investigation was ongoing with a view to apprehending other members of the armed robbery gang.

The device was said to have been fabricated with a large mass of dynamite and other accessories.

The Police Command is yet to give details as to who was responsible for placing the IED.

Meanwhile, the Police have assured residents of Rivers State of their preparedness to maintain the fight against criminals and have again pleaded for understanding and cooperation of all residents in terms of information sharing.