Rivers govt seeks partnership with U.S. on agric
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), United States Consul General in Nigeria, Mr. F. John Bray (r) and Founder/President of Belemaoil Producing Limited, Mr. Jack-Rich Tein Jnr (l) during a meeting at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on the U.S. government to partner with the state government to develop the agricultural sector.
At a meeting with the United States Consul General in Nigeria, Mr. F. John Bray, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Wike said that investments in the agricultural sector would enhance employment opportunities.
He said that the Rivers State government has developed a flexible land allocation scheme to agricultural investors.
The governor added that the Rivers State government also improved on security across all the state, assuring that all foreign direct investments will be protected.
Wike also called for partnership with the United States government on Information and Communication technology.
He furrher said that the Rivers State Government would be interested in partnership on waste management.
The Consul General of the United States Embassy in Nigeria was accompanied by embassy officials and Founder /President of Belemaoil Producing Limited, Mr. Jack-Rich Tein Jnr.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State governor said that the Federal Government and security agencies were plotting to rig elections in Rivers State.
He said that available credible intelligence indicated that strategies had been mapped out by the “illegal agents.”
The governor urged the international community to take a deep look at the overwhelming evidence that the plan of the Federal Government, INEC and Police to rig the 2019 elections in Rivers State.
He said that INEC has refused to respond to the fraudulent release of two separate original Rivers East Senatorial District result sheets which led to use of Police for the theft of the people's mandate.
He noted that there was a plot to unleash violence on the state using SARS and other security agencies, so that the elections are not held alongside other states. He said that such plan would pave way for their rigging plan. But he maintained that the people of Rivers State would not allow anyone to steal their mandate under any circumstances.