Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Nigeria is on life support because of the large scale intractable insecurity situation that has overwhelmed the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.
The governor made the assertion during a ‘Thank You Visit’ by the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni nationality at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday.
He stated that nobody feels secured anymore anywhere in the country because of the unchecked incriminate attacks on law enforcement personnel and innocent citizens.
“You know how the country is today. Nobody can say that he or she is safe now. Governors are being attacked even on the road like other citizens. The security of the country has collapsed.
“The present Federal Government of All Progressives Congress (APC) has not shown enough commitment to protect life and property of Nigerians.”
The governor observed that if Nigerians did not vote for APC in 2015 and 2019, they would not have realised that the party does not mean well for the country. And having realised that the APC cannot guarantee the protection of lives and property, he said it will be disastrous if Nigerians fail to take their destiny into their own hands in by kicking out the party in 2023.
“Nigeria is already, and almost on life support now. Making another mistake will be disastrous. We are praying to God not to let us die. Let this country not collapse.”
He stated that one reason why bad governance has festered is that Nigerians don’t bother to hold elected officials accountable.
Wike said the Federal Government rides on mere rhetoric without clear direction on what to do to address the insecurity plaguing the country.
He lamented that every day Nigerians wake up to the news of the kidnap of school children, killings and wanton destruction of police stations.
“All of us are at risk because the party voted for at the national level have refused to protect us. They have shown that they have no capacity to protect Nigerians.
“There’s no day you wake up and will not hear that 20 people have been kidnapped, 10 people have been killed, army and police officers have been killed, police stations have been set ablaze, and children have been kidnapped from school.”
Wike said the completion of the first phase of the dualised Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono Road and other ongoing projects in Ogoni demonstrate his resolve to fulfil all campaign promises to Ogoni people who have continued to overwhelmingly support his administration.
The President of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, King G.N.K Giniwa said the aim of the visit was to express their sincere appreciation for the numerous developmental projects and programmes Ogoni people have benefitted from the administration.