Senate Chief Whip Orji Kalu has commended Governor Nyesom Wike for the infrastructural revolution taking place in Rivers State.
Kalu, according to a statement by Wike’s Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, made the commendation at the 2020 Sun Newspapers Award ceremony at the Eko Hotel, Lagos at the weekend.
He said: “I have taken official and unguided tours of projects up to Opobo Town. It is quite amazing that Governor Wike is doing so much.
“I am a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the truth must be told that Governor Wike is doing well”.
The Senator also commended Wike for his courage to speak the truth to power in the country.
Kalu, who is also the Publisher of The Sun Newspapers, described Wike as “his good friend who has not allowed political differences to separate them.”
He added that Wike’s choice as The Sun Man of the Year was well deserved.
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, commended the Rivers Governor for his statesmanship and apolitical posture.
Dare recalled that Wike invited him, an APC member to commission the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt.
The minister said that such posture was very good for the political development of the nation.
He described the Real Madrid Football Academy as a model for education and youth development in Africa.
Receiving The Sun Man of the Year 2020 on behalf of Governor Wike, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, dedicated the award to God and the people of the State.
Banigo said that since 2015, Wike had used the NEW Rivers Vision to transform the state.
The Deputy Governor was accompanied by the Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edison Ehie, some members of the State Executive Council and some Council Chairmen.