Rivers State governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has said that Rivers State people have no other country aside Nigeria.
The governor said that Rivers people will continue to work for the unity of the country, irrespective of the challenges along the way.
He spoke, yesterday, at Government House Port Harcourt, when he granted audience to Rivers State Indigenes of the 64th Regular Course and Short Service Course Commissioned into the Nigerian Armed Forces.
He said: “We have no country, other than Nigeria. We believe in the unity of this country. Conduct yourselves in ways that will not bring embarrassment to your family, your local government and Rivers State.”
He charged them to be good ambassadors of Rivers State wherever they are posted, assuring them that Rivers people will always support them.
“I know you will not disappoint us. Be committed and work hard. You will make it in life. Work hard to protect the integrity of this noble country,” he said.
Earlier, spokesman of the Rivers State indigenes of the 64th Regular Course and Short Service Course Commissioned into the Nigerian Armed Forces, Second Lieutenant Bright Nweke, assured Governor Wike that they will not disappoint Rivers people as they will work in line with the law.
He commended the governor for his great achievements and prayed God to grant him the enablement to continue to rapidly develop the state.