Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration remains open to constructive criticism.
He made this remark on Sunday at the Royal House of Grace International Church during the 23rd Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the church, in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
Describing his administration as a listening and responsible government, Wike said he was ready to make amends if criticized constructively.
He said, “We are a listening and responsible government, though we are not perfect, but we are open to constructive criticisms and we will make amends when criticised constructively. Good governance is what we assure you and the people of Rivers State”.
The governor told the congregation that he had paid salaries and pensions owed civil servants and pensioners in the state, adding that his administration had also embarked on some projects for the development of Rivers.
“When the battle was raging during my campaign period, I came to this church for prayers and anointing and made a vow to this church and to the people of this state that my administration will be anchored on God.
“My detractors said there was no money in the state to pay salaries and do projects and would like to know how I would solve the problem. To the glory of God, I have paid the salaries the previous administration could not pay and have paid the six months arrears of pensioners and today, you all can see on-going projects everywhere”, he said.
Thanking God for making him redeem his various pledges to the church, Governor Wike noted that it was the church’s consistent interceding prayers that made his administration fulfil its campaign promises to the people of Rivers State.