Rivers: Elelenwo Community Honours Wike For Extending Development To The Area
Leaders and people of Elelenwo Community of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday conferred on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the title: “Eze Omekweli kimbom of Elelenwo“.
Roughly translated, the prestigious title means: “A King that develops the land of Elelenwo “.
Speaking during the Elelenwo Community Reception for Governor Wike, Nyeweli of Elelenwo, Eze Sunny Weli Chukwu declared September 14 as Elelenwo Day when the development agenda of Governor Wike for the area would be remembered by the people.
He said: “Henceforth, September 14 will be celebrated as Elelenwo Day. Each time we celebrate this day, we shall remember Governor Wike for turning around the fortunes of this community “
Spokesman of Elelenwo Community, Chief Collins Amadi said that the people of Elelenwo community resolved to honour Governor Wike because of commitment to the development of the area.
He said the Rumuokwurusi-Elelenwo-Akpajo Road was a nightmare, which destroyed the economy of the community and led to the closure of businesses. He said by developing a dual Carriageway, Governor Wike has revived the Elelenwo Community and empowered the people.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike expressed happiness that the people of Elelenwo community have always supported him all through his political career.
“Elelenwo people have always supported my political growth. They have always taken steps to ensure that we make the desired progress. Elelenwo community has great children who are good and committed people”, he said.
He explained that he agreed to accept the chieftaincy as a mark of respect to leaders and people of the area, who stand firm to defend his political progress.
He said: “I don’t usually accept chieftaincy titles, but I had to accept that of Elelenwo because of their consistent support “.
In recognition of the support of the Elelenwo community, Governor Wike upgraded the stool of Nyeweli Elelenwo to a second class status.
Governor Wike also granted the request of the community for the construction of a major police station inside the RSTV Compound.
The Governor reiterated that he will continue to work for the rapid growth of Rivers State. He said his commitment to the development of Rivers State is his only reward to the people for the continued support.
– Dare Gbadebo Editor-in-chief
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