“To Make Rivers State Better, I Have To Step On Toes” – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he must “step on toes” to make the state better.

Wike said this on Monday evening during the submission of report by the
Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers
at the Government House, Port Harcourt.


The governor also said
that he is yet to form his cabinet because he is seeking out people who
would work with dedication and passion for the state.

“I have not
formed my cabinet because I am taking my time to monitor and look at
people who would work with passion for Rivers State,” he said.

is involved, but you must be ready to work for the state. That is why
you see that there is a delay in the formation of the cabinet. No matter
the criticism, I will do what is right.

“We must work to move Rivers State forward. In doing that, we must step on toes. We can’t allow the state to be the way it is.

believe that with the calibre of persons who served in the committee,
you have done a good job. I have confidence in the committee.”

explained that he set up the committee because of the urgent need to
check the downward slide of private schools in the state.

said: “People have unnecessarily commercialised education. They have
become traders in the field of education. We will not allow that to

“All those schools that you have denied accreditation,
even the ones you have approved, I will look at them again. But
specifically, the ones you have denied. They will not function in this

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