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Rivers State Governor Chief Nyesom Wike has ordered security agencies to arrest the owner of a petrol station involved in illegal oil bunkering in Port Harcourt
The governor said the government will ensure the prosecution of the gas station owner to demonstrate its determination to minimize illegal oil bunkering activities in the state.
Wike made this known during the launch of internal road construction in Omagwa, which was carried out by former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, last Saturday.
In line with the fight against illegal oil bunkering, Wike said a petrol station was sealed off two days ago and he ordered security agencies to identify the owner and arrest him for prosecution. .
“If I hear of any gas station involved in oil bunkering, I will shut down that gas station. Therefore, I have ordered security agencies to identify who owns that gas station in Diobu, d “Arrest that person and we’ll prosecute them. It doesn’t matter how high up that person is.”
“Some of you should be used to teach a lesson. We cannot allow oil bunkering. We will keep it to a bare minimum. So I have ordered security agencies to identify the owner of this gas station that was sealed two days ago and arrest the owner. Let him tell us why he’s involved in the oil bunker.
The Governor of Rivers State maintained that his administration has spent huge resources to ensure the safety of life and property, therefore, will not hesitate to crack down on any group of individuals who want to destabilize the state.
“If I hear someone having a meeting, whether it’s in a restaurant or a hotel, and I find out that cultists are there, we’ll invade that place. I will not give anyone time to breathe to organize to attack. I will disagree.
The governor also said that anyone who has been favored by his administration with one contract or another and who has now broken camp with him should stay out of his interest or be prepared to face his fires. artifice.
“If someone fights our system, we will fight them. The moment you pretend to work with us and tomorrow you switch to our enemy, we will take all our strength, we will even leave our enemies and finish you first.
Wike urged the Rivers electorate to be decisive in giving their votes to those who will work for statehood and bring them the dividend of democracy.
“Our people should not allow politicians to deceive them. This time, vote for those who will make the state great. Vote for those who will bring the dividends of democracy, those who have the passion, who are committed to making this state work.
He told PDP National Assembly candidates in the state not to take the votes of the electorate for granted.
He pointed out that if they were deemed questionable, they could be denied electoral victory.
Governor Wike took the opportunity to congratulate the Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Engr. Samuel Nwanosike, for his consistency and support over the years.
At the kickoff, former Plateau State Governor Senator Jonah Jang noted Wike’s unprecedented massive infrastructural contributions that have changed the landscape of the state.
Jang, who lamented the mismanagement of the national economy, said even in the twilight of his administration, Wike continued to keep faith with the people of Rivers by commissioning and launching new projects.
“At this point in our nation, Nigeria is down with inflation that is over 18%. Foreign exchange reserves are diminishing day by day and external debts are increasing. We have no infrastructure to show for this. No commensurate economic growth. But here we are, August 20, 2022, in the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party of River State, celebrating good governance in the twilight of his (Wike) this administration.
The former Governor of Plateau State praised Governor Wike for his participation in the PDP presidential primaries and his support for the party since 2015.
He urged PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to close ranks with Governor Wike’s formidable supporters to secure the party’s electoral victory in the 2023 general election.
“I want to call on our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to close ranks with all members, especially members of your group (Wike) of which I am a proud part. This will guarantee victory in the 2023 general election.
“These men and women, as I said, have worked hard to build this party and they cannot just wish to leave overnight. We need to come together, work out our differences recognizing that you need each other of us for you to win the general election.
Providing the description of the project, Rivers State Commissioner of Works, Dr. Dakorinama George-Kelly said that the Omagwa clan internal roads are 12 in number, all interconnected and will be completed in 10 months.
According to him, the total length of the roads is 10.95 km, with two separate widths of 8.3 meters and 7.3 meters and 21.9 km of drains.