Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike (r) and officials of Total E and P at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday.
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been commended over his proactive measures in the fight against spread of coronavirus in the state.
Total Exploration and Production Limited (Total E & P) made the commendation, saying that the nation would have reduced cases of the COVID-19 if everyone acted like the governor.
Godwin Barika, the Executive General Manager of Total E & P, Port Harcourt Administration, made the statement at the Government House, Port Harcourt, when the company made additional presentation to support the state government’s fight against the virus.
He said: “We want to thank the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. He has been very exemplary.
“We have joined forces with him because he is wonderful and proactive.
“He saw ahead. If every other state did what he has done, we would have had reduced number of cases.”
Barika said that Total E & P will continue to support the Rivers State Government to defeat COVID-19.
He said: “We thank you. We support you. We have also given what we think can support the State because we believe in the state.
“This is where we work. This is where our facilities are and we will continue to be here to join forces in ensuring that the economy of this state grows.
“We came to show that support. We also came to make requests for what we will require to ensure that our operations continue.”
The company solicited the support of the Rivers State Government as they work to address challenges offshore.
Responding, Gov. Wike commended them for the support, saying they have “shown that you care for the lives of those who work with you and Rivers people.”
He said: “At the appropriate time, Rivers State Government will publish donations made by individuals and corporate bodies. Those who are friends of Rivers State, who supported the State.
“Try as much as you can to carry out your corporate social responsibility in the communities where you operate.That gives you peace and good relationship with the communities, ” he said.