By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – Immediate past Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Rivers State governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Dr. Jonathan described the governor as an outstanding leader who has contributed his part in the development of the nation.
In a goodwill message issued by his spokesperson, Ikechukwu Eze, the erstwhile President lauded Wike’s leadership style even as he described him as a listening governor.
“You are a notable democrat whose responsive and transformational pattern of leadership positively affects the lives of your people.
“As the peoples’ governor, you have made a mark for yourself, by shunning the convenient highway of political acceptability and opting to spend more time with the good people of Rivers State, listening to their hopes and aspirations, and attending to their every day needs.
“Through your visionary leadership, you have raised the bar in accountable governance with the unparalleled delivery of social and physical infrastructure; a commitment that have earned you a fitting epithet, ‘Mr. Projects’.
“Your Excellency, I pray that God Almighty will preserve and protect you as you continue to improve the fortunes of Rivers State and transform the lives of the people,” the statement read.