Four out of the G5 Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party and allies to their Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, have been conferred with the Grand Service Star of Rivers State, the highest honours in the state.
The Governors are, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Okezie Ikpazu, Abia; Seyi Makinde, Oyo and Ifeayi Ugwuahi, Enugu.
Also bestowed with the GSSRS award are Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Bala Mohammed, Bauchi and Ahmadu Fintri of Adamawa State.
The awards were presented to them by Governor Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State Government Honours and Awards 2022 at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday night.
The second category was the award of Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State.
The beneficiaries include, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Suzzette Wike, wives of Seyi Makinde and Donald Duke.
Similarly, former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Donald Duke, former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, former Ondo State Governor, Olesegun Mimiko, former Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji were also bestowed with awards.
Others are former Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dakwambo and former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Other award categories are Public Service (Judiciary), Rivers State legal team that won the return oil wells to the state, were seven Senior Advocates of Nigeria received the award, including Mike Ozekhome and Ifedayo Adedipe.
The other category is Public Service (legislature), Public Service (Administration), among others.
While the event was on, many of the award recipients and dignitaries exchanged banters and posed for the photographs, amidst music, drama, comedy and refreshments.