Labour Party urges Wike To Appoint Commissioners
The rivers state chapter of Labour Party of Nigeria has expressed worries that the Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike had after five months down the line after his swearing-in had ignored the urgent need to properly constitute the State Executive Council (SEC).
The Immediate Past Candidate of the party, Chief Isaac Wonwu who expressed his dismay during a press briefing held in Port Harcourt said time for politics is over, and all should concentrate on good governance.
Chief Wonwu opined that the Governor should initiate proactive measures aimed at developing robust industrialization and mechanized agricultural project to boost food production in the state, pointing out that without proper state Executive Council; it appears that he had lost focus.
According to him, in as much as they commend him for embarking on the building of three fly-overs in Port Harcourt, they cannot fold their hands and watch Rivers people suffering in the face of democracy and the constitutional provisions.
“It appears we have lost focus, we call on the governor to constitute a committee to develop a blue-print for the infrastructural and economic development of the state”, he noted and also called on the state house of assembly to enact a law stopping the youths, communities and groups from disrupting business activities and projects in their areas.
He also called on the government to urgently commenced the payment of the N30,000 minimum wage as well as restructure the civil service with a view of making the civil service effective and productive.
The former Labour Party candidate also lamented that the governor should revisit the greater Port Harcourt City project with a view to decongesting the city as well as collaborates with the federal government to revamp or reactivate business activities at Onne/Ikpokiri Seaport.
According to Chief Wonwu, Rivers people should eschew their political differences and join hands in supporting the present government of Governor Nyesom Wike in order to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.