- One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s biggest critics, Governor Nyesom Wike, has spoken out about his efforts to rein in terrorism in Nigeria.
- On Sunday, January 15, Wike praised President Buhari for his achievement in defeating Boko Haram and the bandits.
- Governor Rivers also praised the military for the ruthless stance of always protecting Nigerian territory.
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port harcourt, rivers – Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievement in defeating rampant Boko Haram terrorists in northern Nigeria.
Governor Wike at Government House, Port Harcourt, after the flower laying ceremony in celebration of Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Sunday January 15, said Buhari has done well in this regard, reports PM News.
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The powerful governor, saluting the military, noted that Nigerian troops have engaged in one battle or another to protect the country’s territorial integrity.
According to him, the armed forces have also been at war with Boko Haram and other armed insurgents in the northwest and northeast of the country for more than ten years, and the “unknown gunmen” in the southeast.
“I congratulate our President, General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for his continued efforts to defeat Boko Haram insurgents and bandits who are terrorizing and destroying our communities in parts of our country. The restoration of peace in our troubled geopolitical regions and the holding of free and fair general elections are the best legacies you can leave our country.
“As leaders, our goal must be one Nigeria, one destination, and the challenges of building a fairer, more inclusive and just society are not out of our grasp. Therefore, I will not cease my prayers to God to allow Mr. President and other leaders of our country to succeed in our mission and commitments to our country.”
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Governor Wike meets President Buhari at a crucial event in Abuja
Nigerians were shocked to see Governor Nyesom Wike present during President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration of the Body of Benchers Complex in Abuja on Thursday, September 29.
Not only that, the Rivers State government under Governor Wike, according to Body Of Benchers Chairman Wole Olanipekun (SAN), donated N500m for the construction of the complex.
Also in attendance at the opening ceremony were the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Judge Olukayode Ariwoola, and the Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).