Banigo said since Wike’s assumption of office on May 29, 2015, every action taken by the governor had been taken in the best interest of Rivers people.
She added that the governor’s determination to continue to pursue the matter against all odds demonstrated his determination to ensure that the interest of the Rivers people was protected always.
The deputy governor reiterated that the purposeful leadership of the governor has translated into an exponential increase in the socio-political and economic development of the State.
It would be recalled that the Rivers State Government has been contesting the error in eleventh edition of the Admin map of Nigeria published by the office of the Surveyor General of the Federation which placed the boundary between Bayelsa and Rivers States at San-Bartholomeo River instead of Santa Barbara River.
The Rivers State Government went to court over the refusal to effect the correction after letters of protest from the State Boundary Commission and the office of the Surveyor General of Rivers State.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2012, that the error should be reverted to status quo and that the revenue accruing from the oil wells be paid to an escrow account until the determination of the boundary.
However, the order of the Supreme Court has not been implemented until Governor took over the reins of governance and decided to fight for the rights of the State.
The Federal High court in Abuja had earlier ruled in favour of Rivers State, that the Soku oil wells belong to Rivers State and so revenue accruing from the wells should be paid to the State.