President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Governor Nyesom Wike for his developmental strides in Rivers State.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Nabo Graham Douglas campus of the Nigerian Law School in Rumueme, Port Harcourt, President Buhari said Wike has written his name in gold.
The president commended Wike for extending development initiatives to Bayelsa state by building a 900-bed space hostel and 1,500-capacity auditorium in the Yenagoa campus of the Nigerian Law School.
Buhari described Wike as an unrelenting advocate of true federalism in Nigeria.
“I need not engage in poetic verbosity to properly describe the grand wonder that is being commissioned today,” Buhari began.
“The icing on the cake is the fact that this edifice and its state-of-the-art facilities are structured to be self-sustaining through associated revenue earners, as designed by a man of higher vision who is now fondly referred to as Mr Project.
“These are indeed pace-setting and unparalleled contributions by a state government to what is ordinarily under the remit of the federal government.
“Wike’s dedication to these projects is better appreciated from the viewpoint of his being an unrelenting advocate of true federalism in Nigeria.
“Indeed, our dear nation needs more of such unifying efforts; It is in recognition of the foregoing that my administration discarded political considerations and acknowledged excellence by conferring Gov. Wike with the Nigerian Excellence Award in public service.
“Your excellency, you have indeed immortalised yourself, and history will be kind to you.”