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It’s Time For ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ In Rivers State – Wike

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The Governor of Rivers State, South-South Nigeria, Nyesom Wike, has said that having spent the better part of his administration in working to provide physical infrastructure, added that it was time he focused on the welfare of the people.

He said it was time to focus on the welfare of the people which he termed stomach infrastructure.

Gatekeepers News reports that Wike spoke at the inauguration of the Oro-Abali Flyover at the Kaduna Street Junction along the Port Harcourt -Aba Expressway in Port Harcourt.

This was disclosed in a statement by yhe governor’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.

He said, “Now that we have done virtually everything we have promised Rivers people, this is the time now we have to play politics of stomach infrastructure.

“What people do not understand; people think when you are in government, from the first day, you should be sharing money. I said I won’t do that.

“I have to work for the people of the state. Now that we have worked, the remaining period will be to feed your stomach.

“There is time for everything. Now, the time has come. We have to start to empower our people. The empowerment is for those who have been patient.

“So, every local government, every community will have a pattern of how we are to empower our people. As a government, when there is unemployment, some people bring out what they called a welfare scheme to be able to cushion the level of poverty in the society. That is what we are going to apply here.”

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