Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state government is hosting national events to prove to the world that contrary to sponsored negative propaganda, the state is peaceful. Inaugurating the Local Organising Committee, LOC, for the 2016 Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Conference at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike said that business interests are flourishing in the state because of its calm atmosphere.
He said that the state will host the NBA National Conference in August, the PDP National Convention in May and the Federal High Court Legal Year celebration in September. He noted that these events will attract thousands of visitors to the state.
"We are hosting high profile conferences to attract thousands of people to the state. These people will witness the ambience, security and beauty of Port Harcourt first hand. "They will understand that the stories they are told are false and sponsored negative propaganda. In the last few months, we hosted four international football matches with our guests enjoying the peace and beauty of the state ", he stated.
The governor charged the members of the Local Organising Committee to ensure that the 2016 NBA Conference turns out to be the best in the history of the association. He charged the members of the LOC to put in their best in the interest of the legal profession and the state. He said as chairman of the LOC , he will act as a general supervisor to monitor the process of organisation.
In his remarks, the Alternate Chairman and Attorney-General of the State, Mr Emmanuel Aguma, SAN, said that the main organising committee and the nine sub committees have been programmed to deliver a historic national conference.
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