Wike says he can’t ‘see, hear or speak’


The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday , while inaugurating some projects at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, the state capital disclosed that he ‘can’t hear, see or talk’.

This phrase was used to chide lectures about the grave consequences associated with the practice of collecting monies from students to award grades to them. stressing that he would be unable to react to their plea for pardon if they are caught because in such situations he usually finds it difficult to see, hear or speak.

He charged the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Blessing Didia, to ensure that lectures desist from extorting monies from students in the guise to gift marks to them after examination as his administration will mot hesitate to prosecute such lecturers caught in the act.

“I don’t want to hear reports about ‘sorting’ in this university, let it end today. Vice Chancellor, if you don’t end it, I will end it for you”, he warned.

The governor also cautioned the students against involvement in cultism, saying that the state government would not hesitate to punish anyone found culpable.

On his part, Pro-chancellor of the Rivers State University, Justice Iche Ndu, commended Wike for completing the two faculty buildings at the institution.

According to him, what the governor has invested in the university is an eloquent testimony that he is committed to educational development.

Wike, who inaugurated ultra-modern buildings for the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Management Sciences at the university, said he would never play politics with education.

He added that his administration would continue to sustain the development of critical infrastructure in state-owned tertiary institutions to improve the quality of education in the state.

Wike revealed that Rivers funds would be used strictly to develop the state and that he would not be deceived by the antics of political jobbers.

His words: “Facilities are vital to the growth of education, previous administrations never thought it wise to develop facilities in our institutions. Every Faculty should have a dedicated building for learning and teaching.

“We can’t talk about quality education without classrooms and offices; that is why we are working round the clock to build necessary facilities at the Rivers State University”.

Governor Wike also hinted those at the gathering that the new College of Medical Sciences building flagged off by his administration would be completed and commissioned in February 2018.

He said he had promised to release N1billion to further develop infrastructure in the university and had released N750million, adding that he would immediately release the balance of N250million having seen the commitment of the school administration.