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Rivers Governor Bags UN Global Human Settlement Contribution Award

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has nominated Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for the SDGs’ “Global Human Settlements  Outstanding Contribution Award “.
This award is for the governor’s investments in the development of urban renewal programmes, housing and projects that improve the living conditions  of less privileged  persons.
The “Global Human Settlements  Outstanding Contribution Award ” is organised by Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA). The group is supported by the United Nations Environment.
In a letter of notification  of  the award to Wike , Secretary of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Main Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Lu Haifeng, said the award will be conferred on the governor  at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on October 31, 2017.
The ceremony  will be held as part of the 12th Global Forum of Human Settlements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York between October 30 and 31, 2017.
According to the Main Representative to the United Nations, Wike  was being recognised  for his great commitment and contribution to sustainable  cities in Rivers State.
The group further lauded Wike for developing infrastructure in settlements in different parts of the state and ensuring that people have access to basic amenities.
Wike was also applauded  for constructing the Iriebe Medium Housing Estate, Rivers Quarters at the NNS Pathfinder, Quarters for Junior Staff of the DSS and facilitating  the improved  investment in housing by private investors.
The Rivers State Governor also received  commendations for investing in land reclamation/sand filling in Asari-Toru, Degema, Akuku-Toru and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media informed that Wike has accepted  the award.
The statement  noted that Wike pledged his commitment to further investments in the development of infrastructure and housing that will improve  the living conditions of the people.
Wike dedicated the award to Rivers people who totally support his administration’s  investments  in the development of infrastructure and housing.

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