By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has gave reason for accepting to serve as minister under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Party( APC)
Wike, a member of the of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) stated this on Monday, 31 July, 2023 after he was cleared by the Nigerian Senate for a ministerial role.
According to him, his passion for the country propelled him to accept the ministerial offer.
“I accepted the offer to serve as a minister because of my passion to serve Nigeria,” the outspoken former Governor of Rivers State said.
His stance was boosted by the lawmakers representing River State, Barinada Mpigi (PDP, Rivers Southeast) during the screening.
Mpigi said, “His Excellency former Governor Nyesom Wike is our best in Rivers State. He is our leader and role model.
“Distinguished senators, we employ that you should let him just take a bow and go.
“His resume is insufficient to enumerate the works that he has done.”
The Senate President, GodsWill Akpabio, thereafter, told Wike to take a bow and leave.