by Isi Esene
The Rivers State governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has appealed to the people of the state to be patient and continue supporting his administration in its quest to deliver on its promises to the citizens.
The governor reportedly said this at an inter-denominational church service to mark the country’s 52nd Independence Anniversary. He attributed the progress made so far by his administration to the grace of God and the support of well-meaning citizens of the state.
Amaechi disclosed that his government had commenced the deduction of the social contributory levy established by law to meet the demands and well being of the people.
He said, “We have started deduction of the Social Contributory levy, this is to enable government to provide those basic things that the people need. This is the reason I ask the Chief of Staff of Government House to call for town hall meetings across the 23 local government councils; we must ensure transparency and good governance.
“Government is trying to meet the demand of our people, and we have the responsibility of ensuring that our children are properly trained. Due to the increase in registration of new pupils, we will now build one-storey buildings as our new plan for the new model primary schools.”
The governor concluded his address by reiterating his administration’s commitment to the development of priority sectors of the economy which includes education, health, road, and power.