Transformation In Rivers Education Sector Enormous....Abe

By Honour Sirawoo

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has praised Governor Chibuike Amaechi for the transformation in the Rivers Education Sector, describing it, as enormous.

Senator Abe disclosed this while answering questions from Ogoni Young Professionals during a dinner in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

He said under Governor Amaechi, education now wear a new look with modern structures and state-of-the-arts facilities, which has become fundamental parts of the Rivers State government education policy.

'In Rivers State, we are lucky to have a governor who understands the importance of communication technology for future development; that's why you have the new primary and secondary schools fitted with computers and modern facilities'. The Senate Committee Chairman on Petroleum (Downstream) emphasized.

Senator Abe, described by speakers at the event as broadminded, accommodating and a selfless politician with an eye on the future, disclosed that the nomination of education and computer based items as his constituency projects in parts of the state were in support of the governor's commitment to development in the sector.

'I believe that education is a bedrock for development and those of us who understand how critical it is will continue to work with the authorities towards achieving that. As a legislator driven by passion for capacity building through education and training, I nominated computer centres and schools to be built in Rivers State'. He stated.

Senator Abe expressed regrets that Nigerians expect legislators to be involved in the provision of water boreholes, building of markets and construction of culverts for roads in the communities, saying those things are not the responsibilities of a lawmaker.

'I am not a Minister. I don't command any executive power; I don't have control over any budget. I don't like people saying, oh, you paid school fees, oh, you dug borehole, oh, you build culvert. That is not what a legislator is supposed to do; that is not the job of a legislator'. He declared.


Spokesperson to Sen. Magnus Abe
July 3, 2014