Rivers At 50: Gov Wike Unveil Golden Jubilee Logo

Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike yesterday unveiled  the Golden Jubilee Logo for the celebration  of  the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Rivers State at an event which was attended by political, traditional, women, youth and business  leaders of the state

The Governor said that the Golden Jubilee Celebration  has a special and historic  significance to the existence of Rivers people and  their journey  to  greatness. He also said that the creation of the state marked the liberation of the Rivers people  from the forces of oppression and domination.

“Before its creation, our people, including our brothers from Bayelsa  State, existed as second  class citizens  in their  own country-oppressed , exploited dehumanised and denied even the most basic opportunities  of life.

“Every Rivers person was therefore  relieved when General Yakubu Gowon  on 27th May 1967, dismantled  the regional  geo-political fortresses of majority domination  and pronounced  the creation  of Rivers State, which unchained and restored our rights to preside over our own affairs and  pursue  our development  aspirations within a united Nigeria.”

Governor Wike said over the last 50 years, Rivers State has made significant progress, pointing  out  the Golden Jubilee Celebration inspires a new  direction to build a prosperous state that all Rivers people can be proud of.

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