Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has raised the alarm over what he called “a grand conspiracy” to pull the state down.
He raised the alarm when leaders of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday.
Wike, however, assured that those plotting against the state would fail.
Speaking on the alleged plot, the governor urged those working against the interest of the state in the name of politics to remember that Rivers is critical to the development of the nation, therefore, must not be toyed with.
However, he pledged to continue to work for the unity and progress of the country as a patriot, despite what he termed “distractions”.
He said: “There is a grand conspiracy against Rivers State. But I don’t know in whose interest. I believe in the unity of this country, therefore I will continue to work for its development and security”.
Gov. Wike further alleged that very deliberate steps have been taken to undermine the security of the state, pointing out that the headquarters of security agencies intervene to release deadly suspects taken into custody by operatives on ground.
Earlier, leader of the delegation and Chairman of PETAN, Engr. Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, called on the governor to further create the required enabling environment for investors to flourish in the state.