I call for a total reform of the entire security agencies beginning with the Nigeria Police Force.

From the beginning, we in Rivers state suffered in the hands of SARS operatives as they killed innocent people and made the State ungovernable.
They even killed a polytechnic lecturer. We cried but they reduced it to politics. The Media tagged us Rivers of Blood when we had security issues.
If we are sincere in this country,  what affects one part of the country will be taken seriously by others. Unfortunately, we politicise everything.

Let us practice true federalism. You cannot support community policing and say State Police will be controlled by Governors.
The recent appointment of an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari as a national Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) violates the provisions of the Constitution.

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16 Oct
The Federal Government is trivialising the demands by #EndSARS protesters by directing  State Governors to take charge of Tactical Commands of the Police.

State Governors cannot take charge of Tactical Commands because they cannot employ or discipline anyone who errs.
In Rivers State, we set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry that indicted SARS officers. Instead of the Police authorities punishing the indicted officers, they shielded them and even promoted one to the rank of an Assistant Inspector General.
Now the  Federal Government wants us to set up another Commission of Inquiry  when the report of the last one we set up was not implemented.
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20 Sep
I have noted with pleasure the turnout of people to vote for candidates of their choice in the Edo Governorship Election.

There was minimal violence recorded because of the proactive measures deployed by the security agencies.

Like I have said before, election is not only about voting, the votes should be counted, then you proceed to collation stages; ward,  local and state government levels. The collation stage is the critical period.

So, I urge both INEC and security agencies to protect all the collation centres. When that is done, everybody who has voted will be happy to see that their will has prevailed.

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18 Sep
The Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State has been held siege by over 300 Police men.
Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is same position Governor Ganduje of Kano State occupies for his party the APC.
Governor Ganduje and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out their assignment for the APC without any molestation or intimidation.
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17 Aug
Rivers State Government re-opens all  markets in the State with effect  from Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 7a.m and close at 6p.m daily.

Rumukwurushe (Oil Mill) and Oginiba Slaughter Markets still remain closed.

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Market managers must provide for hand washing and use of sanitizers for everyone at the entrance of every market, ensure wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing.

Any market that opens to the public and fails to comply strictly with  these protocols shall be closed down. The market managers shall be prosecuted while the contravening shops shall be forfeited to the State Government without notice.

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30 Jun
I wish to, on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, appreciate and most sincerely, thank you for graciously approving the refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the Rivers State Government, as cost of execution of Federal Government's road projects in
the State.
2. Let me also, through you, thank the Vice President, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, as well as other members of the Federal Executive Council, for the support they provided to our request.
3. Mr. President has by this remarkable and heart warming gesture shown not only your love for the Government and people of Rivers State, but, also, demonstrated expressively that you are, in deed, a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians.
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23 Jun
I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.

They said because an order was obtained from a  Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible.
I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.

As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters.
I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.
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