Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said Rivers State is the “safest” state to do business, labeling Lagos, Kogi, Kaduna, Benue and Kano as “criminal states”.
Wike made this known on Sunday at a dinner to mark the 20th Anniversary of Air France’s first flight to Port Harcourt International Airport.
“Investors are coming to Rivers regularly and they are talking about insecurity. Look at what is happening in Lagos, Kogi, Kaduna and Kano and you will realize that this state is the safest,” he said.
The Governor also said that the state government would do all in its power to ensure the confidence of investors to conduct business in the State is unwavering.
“It is a priority for us to attract investors for our people to be employed; that is why we make security a priority,” Wike said.
French Consul, Mr Laurent Poloceaux, in his remarks, said that French people had various investments in Rivers, including schools, businesses and Air France.
Air France Manager, Mr Jean Tanzin, said that the airline became the first international airline to fly into the Port Harcourt International Airport 20 years ago.