Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State yesterday declared that Nigerians will in the near future appreciate former President Goodluck Jonathan’s contribution to national development.
Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after he attended the Thanksgiving Service organized by the Bayelsa State Government in honour of the former President in Yenagoa, Wike noted that Jonathan has worked hard to improve the standard of living in the country.
The Rivers governor described his former boss as a worthy Nigerian leader, who has contributed to deepening the country’s democracy.
“Nigerians will in the near future appreciate all the contributions of President Goodluck Jonathan to the development of the country in all spheres of life”, he said. “His greatest achievement is his work in democratic circles. Nigeria will forever be grateful to him for being a statesman”.
Wike, who was Minister of State, Education under the Jonathan administration, noted that the high-powered delegation from Rivers State to the Special Thanksgiving Service was indicative of the appreciation of the state.
Governor Wike was accompanied to Bayelsa by his deputy, Dr Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Former Governor, Celestine Omehia, former deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, former Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Austin Opara, Senators elect, House of Representatives elect and elected members of the House of Assembly from Rivers.