Governor Wike Of Rivers State
The Rivers State Government has put smiles on the faces of about 400 traders in the state with the disbursement of N200 million per month interest-free loans to beneficiaries.
The state Commissioner for Special Duties and Chairman of the Committee on Entrepreneurs Intrest Free Loans, Hon. Emeka Onowu said the loans would be disbursed monthly to traders and young entrepreneurs.
The second phase of the loan meant to improve the businesses of respective beneficiaries is expected to commence in the second week of next month. The beneficiaries are also drawn from the 23 local government of the state.
Onowu also said, “Despite the economic recession in the country, the state government graciously released the first tranche of the loan.
“Beneficiaries must, therefore, invest the money wisely and to utilise it for the purpose it was meant and not to use it for frivolities”.
However, the commissioner felicitated with the state governor over his resounding victory at the March 9, 2019 governorship election. he commended the governor for the timely disbursement of the loan revealing that the loan would go a long way to boost the morale and improve the businesses of the traders.
Wike in Rivers State Executive Council Meeting
Onowu further noted that the state government’s goodwill came as a shock since Governor Wike was just coming out of election processes,
He enjoined beneficiaries to invest the money wisely and to utilise it for the purpose it was meant and not to use it for frivolities.
Meanwhile, a group, National Association of Rivers Daughters, has commended Governor Wike for being humble and magnanimous in victory at the last turbulent governorship election in the state.
The group was reacting to the emergent political realities in the state, especially the governor’s call on political opponents to join hands with him, to advance the course of development in the state.
Also, in a statement by its National President, Mrs. Millie Charisba Johnson and National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Tambari Onwukogba, the association praised Gov. Wike led government and urged the ruling APC government and Hon. Chibuike Amaechi to embrace the hand of fellowship extended by the governor for the sake of the state.
“We met Governor Wike when we were on courtesy call while he was serving as Minister of Education during our annual general meeting in Abuja.
“After that courtesy visit, we left Wike with the memory of a man who has passion and commitment to any matter that concerns our dear state, and more importantly, a man of his words, who has to be trusted”.