Former members of the Rivers State Executive Council has commended Governor, Nyesom Wike for giving them the opportunity to serve the state.
They spoke during a valedictory session at Government House on Thursday.
Deputy governor and incoming Senator, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo thanked the governor for availing her the privilege to be the first female deputy governor since the creation of the State in 1967.
She said history will remember governor Wike for his gender sensitive policy which has paved way for another woman, Prof. Ngozi Odu, to be her successor.
In his remarks, the former Secretary to the Rivers State government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo said he was proud to be part of the governor Wike led transformational government that changed the landscape of the State with impactful infrastructural projects.
Similarly, the Head of Service, Rufus Godwin said when governor Wike assumed office in 2015, the State purportedly had 54,472 civil servants on her payroll. But following the introduction of biometric system, the number has reduced to 39,451.
On his part, the former Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Emeka Woke, thanked governor Wike for giving him the opportunity to serve the State under his administration.
Former Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, said by virtue of his appointment, he had learnt how to apply law for public good.
Prof. Adangor commended governor Wike for recovering Rivers State oil wells from other States through the ministry.
The former Commissioner for Works, George-Kelly Dakorinama Alabo disclosed that over 920 kilometres roads and 600 kilometres of drains were constructed by the governor Wike led administration since 2015.
The governor, commended members of the cabinet for their immense sacrifices, commitment and dedication to service , which was responsible for the tremendous transformation the state had undergone in the past eight years.
“everybody is saying today that we have done well, no one person did well, everybody did well. The governor alone cannot on his own be in charge of everywhere. The governor needs people who will work for him. All he does is from time to time find out whether things are moving on well or not,” he said.
“So, that I have done well, for me, is not about me. Those that are responsible for our state shining today, are all of you who are seated here, who have worked from morning till night. I want to sincerely thank you for the support,” he added.