David Umahi

Gov Umahi to be honoured by Rivers State government

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 From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki

Governor David Umahi has been nominated by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, for an honour as Grand Service Star of River State (GSSRS).

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A statement by Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Uchenna Orji, on Friday, disclosed that a letter notifying Governor Umahi of the honour was dated 24th October, 2022, and personally signed by Governor Wike.

The letter, according to Orji, noted that the nomination of Governor Umahi by Wike was in recognition of his examplary life achievements, outstanding contributions to the advancement of national cohesion, equity and justice and his invaluable leadership dispositions  to the Government and people of Rivers State.

“From the spirit and letter of the nomination conveyed to the Governor of Ebonyi State in the hands and seals of the Governor of Rivers State, *His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Woke,CON, GSSRS,POS,* dated 24th October,2022,  the Governor’s Distinguished Award from the Government of Rivers State is in recognition of his examplary life achievements, outstanding contributions to the advancement of national cohesion, equity and justice and his  invaluable leadership dispositions  to the Government and people of Rivers State”, he explained.

Orji further said Umahi’s nomination by Wike was in pursuant to his powers under the Rivers State Honours Law 2017.

“The Governor of Rivers State who acted pursuant to his powers under the Rivers State Honours Law ,2017 approved the conferment of the Star Honours to be accordingly conferred to the people’s  Governor on  a date to be communicated in due course.

“All hail  the Governor of Ebonyi State and all glory to God for announcing the virtues of his servant to the world. To God be the glory,” the statement by Orji added.

Our Correspondent reports that Grand Service Star of River State (GSSRS) is the highest honour Rivers State government bestows on distinguished personalities.

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