The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed how the Niger Delta state can help the Federal Government to exit the current economic recession.
He noted that with Rivers State, as Nigeria’s investment hub, especially in view of oil and gas activities, it had the potential to help the nation survive the recession, stressing that Rivers is critical to any plan to revive Nigeria’s economy and to put an end to the cries and pains of the people.
Wike, a former Minister of State for Education, spoke yesterday, after he led members of the state Executive Council and the state’s elder statesmen on a tour of the N140 billion GreenGas Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility being constructed by Grenville Nigeria Limited in Rumuji, Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
He said: “Despite the negative propaganda being sponsored by opposition politicians in the state, investors have continued to troop to our state. This GreenGas LNG facility, which will serve different states in the South and North has attracted over N140 billion worth of investment to the country.
“I am happy that our investments in the security agencies have continued to yield fruits, with greater investor confidence. For us, we will continue to provide the enabling environment for foreign investors to bring their funds to Rivers State.”