Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (CON) is presently the governor of Rivers state.
He is a lawyer and Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST).
Before assuming as a governor on May 29, 2015, he was appointed Minister of State for Education on 14th July 2011 before he was appointed the Acting Minister of Education, after Mrs Ruqqayatu was sacked but resigned before finishing his term to campaign for Governor of Rivers State.
He was born on March 13, 1963. He is married to Mrs Eberechi Wike and has three children.
As a result of how hardworking and project driven he is, this earned him the name 'The Workaholic Governor' as well as 'Mr Projects' due to the fact that he works hard to ensure all ongoing projects are constructed to perfection.
He is very active, he goes all by himself to visit construction and project sites without sending any representative.
He always says his mission is to fulfill the very promises he made to the people during his campaigns and he is a man of the people and keeps to his words.
Owing to his zeal to develop and turn Rivers State to a destination of choice, he is the only Governor in Nigeria, who is working to ensure that all incomplete and pending projects are completed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, the major projects that are nearing completion during his second term as a governor are the construction of three (3) major flyovers simultaneously in Port Harcourt.
The location of the flyovers are at Garrison, Rumoukoro and Artillery.
Due to his outstanding performance, he has received many awards and is the only governor with the highest number of received awards while in office. Some of the awards received by him locally and internationally for the years he has been governor are:
1. Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) gave the governor the award of ‘Apostle of Peace’
2. Authority Newspaper - ‘Governor of the Year 2016’ award
3. The Sun Newspapers - “Governor of the Year 2016”
4. “The Sun Governor of the Year” award by Sun Newspapers
5. Daily Independent Newspapers - ‘Man of the Year 2016’
6. The “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award “ organised by Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA). This is a UN award.
7. Award of ‘Distinguished Service to Sports in Africa’. -The Badminton Confederation of Africa
8. Silverbird Man of the year for 2017.
9. Prestigious International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) - "Africa Power of Sports (POS) Award"
These are few out of the many awards received by Gov Wike due to his dedication and commitment towards service to humanity.
This is the reason many local and international organizations go to Rivers state to invest. Indeed, the people of Rivers state are blessed to have such a true and just governor who speaks the truth wherever he is.
Indeed, no wonder the saying that the reward for hard work is more work as exhibited by the award receiving governor.
I hope all other governors emulate his good deeds from him.
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