By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that his administration will continue the demolition of criminal hideouts in the state to guarantee security of lives and property.
The governor spoke, yesterday, when he played host to the management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
The governor who said that his government will respect the rights of individuals, stressed that the demolition was not targeted at any group.
According to him, it was all about ensuring a safe and secured environment for residents of the state.
“Our security measures are not targeted at any group. But we are interested in the security of lives and property, which remains paramount. No right thinking government will fold its hands and allow criminals to torment residents and drive away investors,” he said.
He promised that his administration will support the UPTH to deliver qualitative health care to the state.
Governor Wike later directed the Ministry of Health to look at areas of collaboration between the state and the teaching hospital, adding that the Ministry of Housing and Works in the state should liaise with the hospital to fix some internal roads and rehabilitate dilapidated quarters in the hospital.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Aeron Ojule who led the management staff of the hospital on the visit, said they came to seek areas of collaboration between the hospital and the state for quality health care services.