Photo News: Commissioning of the Senate Building in Rivers State University by Senator Goerge Sekibo.
Sir Allwell Ihunda (Incoming Mayor of Port Harcourt City), prof. S.N. Okogbule (VC, Rivers State University), Other Dignitaries, All Witnessed the occasion.
The Senate Building Was Constructed by Gov. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike’s administration.
Dez Mayorz Photo News.
5th June, 2021.
The contractor that handled the construction of this senate building will be given another project because he did very well. When someone performs very well you appreciate him and give him another opportunity. Am really impressed.
Each time i see the Pro-Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University, am always happy that i didn’t make mistake in choosing them.
No university in Nigeria has been given the kind of attention we have given to River State University and we’re happy that our investment in the university is not a waste .
Today the university is the 6th best in Nigeria, even though we want it to be the best, we know where it was before we came onboard.
One of the things that hinder the progress of a university is when the governing council and the university management engage in war of supremacy and we are happy that it is not happening in this regime…. and that’s why the school is progressing rapidly.
If it was possible to allow the Pro-Chancellor to go for third term ,I would have done it. If it was also possible for the Vice Chancellor to stay more than five years, I would have also done it because both of them have done very well. But the law doesn’t permit it.
The present Vice Chancellor of Rivers State University is one of the luckiest Vice Chancellors i have ever seen.
I don’t know if the school holds prayers or whether the Vice Chancellor goes to Rumuekpe to do some spiritual works because i have always listened to all their requests. And am happy that we’re receiving results.
Our state University workers are earning more than some of those in federal universities today, that’s why you see some federal University workers want to come back to our state University.
What I don’t want to hear is that the workers in our university are going on solidarity strike with other universities to protest for non payment of salaries when over here we are not owing salaries.
Today we are the only state that is implementing Judicial autonomy , we release the capital expenditure of the judiciary to them and still embark on projects in the judiciary.
That’s why we’re not happy with judicial workers in Rivers State for joining other states to go on strike even when we have not violated.
The same with the legislature, the Assembly Members are here and can attest to the fact that we release their capital expenditure to them as a way of implementing their autonomy , So we don’t know why our people here should go on solidarity strike with states where autonomy are not implemented.
For that reason we shall be operating No work No pay. Maybe from there we can save out money for more projects. You can’t be punishing us for the sins of federal government and other state governments.
We are having serious discussion with the relevant authorities for approval to have a campus of Nigerian Law school in PortHarcourt and if the approval is give to us, we promise to build the best of the best law school in Nigeria.
We have already taken Julius Berger to the proposed site , pending the approval. Once we get the approval , we shall have the best law school ever within a short time.
The law school in Bayelsa today was given to Rivers State but my predecessor refused…. but by the grace of God we shall have it.
The same way we lost the National Industrial Court to Bayelsa because my predecessor refused to provide land for the construction of the court, today we have not only brought the Industrial court back to PortHarcourt but we have also provided befitting accomodation for judges of the Industrial court.
I attended Uniport before coming to RSU , So i am an alumnus if UNIPORT and today we are helping the school to get a befitting arena, even though its a federal University. Our children are also studying there… And of course i have to support my Alma-mater now that i am in a position to do so. I also made several interventions in Uniport when i was a minister.
Senator George Sekibo i invited you to commision this senate building because you graduated from this school. You’re an Almnus of this school.
You are a distinguished senator and a 4th term senator now, so try and also do something for your alma-mater.
Today you will not only commision this senate building, you should also distinguish yourself as an Almnus of Rivers State University.
—– Snippets of Gov Nyesom-Wike ‘s remarks at the commisioning of Rivers State University Senate building initiated and completed by his administration.
— Bright Jossy
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