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.