The Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, has described his Ekiti State governor and the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi , as a highly focused leader who does not discriminate against members of the opposition party, but sees them as partners in progress.
News reports say that Wike gave the commendation, Wednesday in Port Harcourt, during the commissioning of the ultra modern Rumuwoji Market as part of activities marking the first 100 days of his second term in office.
Wike said Governor Fayemi was given the honour of commissioning the market in recognition of his rare qualities as a leader who does not discriminate based on political party affiliation.
Governor Wike recalled how Governor Fayemi’s intervention helped douse the tension that was brewing over the issue of mosque demolition in the State earlier in the month.
Governor Fayemi, in a short remark before commissioning the market complex also hailed his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Wike for his developmental strides in the State.
He described Wike as a frontline member of the NGF, adding that he was impressed by the Rivers State Governor’s penchant for people-oriented projects, which he said had earned him the nickname “Mr Project”.
Dr Fayemi who was the special guest of honour at the event, said government is about affecting the lives of the people positively and ensuring that “we fulfil promises made during electioneering period.