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Transformative Speeches of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

by Ayebaesin Beredugo

But thank goodness. Rivers State has just been relieved of the most decadent administration in history, which frittered public resources, sold the State's valuable assets to cronies, increased the debt burden and crippled the State's economy.

-Governor Nvesom Ezenwo Wike

As Justice Learned Hand rightly observed: "If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: thou shall not ration justice." Today, the people of Rivers State are beneficiaries of justice in its proper measure. We salute the courage and determination of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the rule of law in our democracy.

-Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

We are celebrating political or flag independence. But the need to deliver economic freedom to our country remains the most significant challenge before all of us. Therefore, on this historic day, we should pledge to rededicate our lives to build a united, inclusive and prosperous nation where justice, peace and the rule of law shall reign supreme. We are resilient and highly creative. We can easily overcome our economic predicaments if we all work together with patriotism towards building trust and finding realistic solutions to the challenges buffeting the nation.

-Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

As Rivers people, we are proud of our contributions to the unity and progress of the Nigerian nation. We remain committed to preserving the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. All that we ask in return is justice, mutual respect and adequate recompenses for our contributions and sacrifice to the economic and social progress of the country.

-Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." It is, therefore, essential to acknowledge that whatever heights I have attained and my contributions to my State, our nation and humanity, it is because people inspired me, believed in me, gave me opportunities and supported me along this journey in diverse ways.

-Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

We cannot continue to live in sin or tolerate the devil's evil ways and expect God's grace to flourish and prosper our lands. Therefore, we pray that the Church reflect on the social malaise affecting our country, re-direct its efforts towards transforming our people's lives, minds and attitudes unto righteousness, and restore our society's moral and religious foundations for good.

-Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

ISBN 9789786020372 | 686 pages | 297x210mm | 2023 | Malthouse Press, Nigeria | Paperback




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