Abuja – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the British Government to support
efforts of the state government to
The governor stated this as he granted audience to the
Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission in Nigeria Ray Kyles.
“One of the key
areas we need the support of the British Government, is the area of security.
We need collaboration to improve our security," Wike said.
"So far, we have provided logistics support for the
security agencies and enacted legislation to discourage kidnapping and other
crimes,” Wike added.
He noted that with the actions taken by his
administration, security had improved with several investors returning to the
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explained that the
state government had to work on
the improvement of security because
insecurity under the
immediate past administration drove away investors.
The governor also urged the British Government to support
the administration’s commercial agriculture programme targeted at job creation.
“I am also seeking support for our programme on
commercial agriculture because of our blueprint to enhance job creation especially amongst youths and young
graduates,” Wike said.
He added that the state government will work
with the British Government in the areas of education, oil and gas
and general development.
Kyles assured the
Rivers State Government
that his country would continue to partner it for the
development of the state.
Rivers State as critical to the interests of the British Government,
especially as regards to investments in the
areas of oil and gas.
- CAJ News