Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike says the alleged refusal of Nigeria leaders to accept help from other Countries due to “sheer national bride”, is responsible for the worsening security situation in the nation.
The Governor made the remark during the inauguration of Abonnema Ring Road in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the State by Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday.
He however appealed to Nigerian leaders to help secure the nation’s borders, preserve her democracy and the Citizens.
“Today, we are challenged as a country in terms of security. Out of sheer national pride, we have not been able to accept help and assistance from those who know better, who can help us to secure this Country.
“This is an opportunity for me to call on our leaders, just like I am saying that other states should learn from Rivers State, we in Nigeria must also accept assistance from other countries in order to secure our borders, secure our democracy, secure our place and secure the citizens of this country. That is the only way to go. We must learn from those who have done better than us”, he said.
The Governor, challenged the All Progressives Congress at the national level to strive hard fulfill their electoral promised to their people instead of embarking on wild goose chase.
He also denied awarding more contracts to foreign contractors than indigenous contractors.
In a remark, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, commended Governor Nyesom Wike for prioritising the needs of the people.
He also urged Nigeria leaders to draw inspiration from the policies and programmes of River State to deepen democratic values.