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Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that  the State Government  will partner with Rotary International  to eradicate  polio in the country .

The governor  also declared  that the State Government will continue  to  investigate massively in the promotion  of  security  to attract international  investors and visitors .

The governor  spoke on Friday  at the Government House , Port Harcourt when 35 Rotarians from the United States led by International Director of Rotary International , Mr Brad Howard and Former Rivers State Deputy Governor , Sir Gabriel Toby visited him of the events marking the Rotary International West Africa Project Fair.

He noted that the administration appreciates the programmes of the Rotary International  to eradicate polio , hence the need to offer the required assistance  and support .

He said: "As a government , we have invested in the eradication  of polio and we shall continue to support  Rotary International  to  achieve this worthy objective .

The governor  said that the presence of several international  Rotarians  from the United States and Bahamas  indicate the growing confidence  of the international  community  on the peaceful  atmosphere  in the state.

Governor Wike  expressed happiness  that the improved security  in the  State  is attracting  more international  investors  and visitors to the State, pointing  out  that  the  international  visitors will serve as ambassadors  of Rivers State  in the  International community .

In his remarks, the International Director  of  Rotary International ,  Mr Brad Howard  said the team was in the state to attend the  Rotary International West Africa Project Fair and also engage with Nigerian communities  in areas of partnership  for development .

He added that the team is also in Rivers State  to support the fight to eradicate  polio through effective  immunization  and health care support.

Team Leader and Former Rivers State Deputy Governor , Sir Gabriel Toby commended Governor Wike  for his support for the activities of Rotary  International .

He noted that he informed the governor  that the Rotary International West Africa Project Fair is a platform to promote  international  friendship and an avenue to reach local communities .

According  to  him , over 50 clubs from West Africa  and East Africa  are participating  in the fair. He iinvited the governor  to support  Rotary International as a major donor.

Simeon Nwakaudu ,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor , Electronic Media .
20th October , 2016.


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