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Amaechi, creator of modern Rivers State:

By The Rainbow
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Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has been

hailed as the creator of modern Rivers State only comparable to the

creator of the old Rivers State, HRH Alfred Diete-Spiff.

'This is the inescapable conclusion when one takes time to study

Amaechi's feats in the infrastructure change and revolution taking

place in Rivers State today that includes creating the new Port

Harcourt Mega City that has one of the best modern stadiums and other

edifices only obtainable in modern cities of Europe,' said the State

Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while

congratulating Amaechi on the occasion of his 49th birthday coming up

on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
APC in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the State Chairman, Dr.

Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, described Amaechi as an icon of democracy, a

role model and an embodiment of development.
The party said, 'For the records, Amaechi has succeeded in rescuing

Rivers State from the hands of militants, whose activities made Port

Harcourt to be described as the third most dangerous city in the world

as at 2007 when Amaechi took over as Governor. He has since made the

city an investors' haven and has placed Port Harcourt prominently on

the international map as the first African city to become the World

Book Capital.
'We are happy that Amaechi survived all the intricate plots to remove

him from office by enemies of democracy parading themselves as Abuja

politicians and has, by so doing, become a pillar of Nigerian

'Governor Amaechi redefined the art of politics and governance in

Nigeria when he introduced free education and free healthcare

programmes in Rivers State and within a space of five years created

over 50,000 jobs to reduce the menace of unemployment, poverty and

insurgency in Nigeria. His administration started creating employment

opportunities when he assumed office in 2007 by building over 140

Primary Health Centres, 23 model Secondary Schools that can compete

with any modern university in Nigeria and over 300 Model Primary

Schools which created job opportunities in the State. Each of these

projects attracts about 100 workers. His government has created the

Banana Farms that have created jobs for over 2,000 persons, revived

Risonpalm, which was dead when he came in, and it has employed over

5,000 workers. The Songhai Farm has employed over 2,000 workers, while

five Fish Farms in strategic locations have been completed.

'His administration is perfecting measures to ensure 24 hours regular

power supply in the state. In this regard, the Amaechi Administration

was able to build 88 sub-stations which are yet to be commissioned.

Through the efforts of the Administration, the State is generating 545

megawatts of electricity, and also building facilities for another 180

megawatts. Before the end of this year, there will be 715 megawatts to

ensure that Rivers State and her people have 24 hours uninterrupted

power supply.
'We thank God for giving us a Governor like Amaechi, who has proved

that he is a truly patriotic and committed leader who desires the

emancipation and development of his people. He stands as the best

product politically from Rivers State and can be crowned as the icon

of democracy and embodiment of development as he has a lot to offer in

building the type of Nigeria envisaged by the founding fathers of our

nation. We wish Governor Amaechi many happy returns on this occasion

of his 49th birthday and pray for God's continued blessings on him as

he expends himself in the service of Rivers State and Nigeria.'