The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has added his predecessor and arch-rival, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, among prominent Rivers sons and daughters and some other notable Nigerians to be honoured by the state.
Those on the 29-man list will be honoured for their individual contributions to the development of the state.
The list was put together by the Jubilee Anniversary Committee set up by the governor.
Former Governor, Chibuike Amaechi’s name is at number 18 of 29 people to be awarded Grand Service Star of Rivers State.
Also in the list are immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, former Head of States, Yakubu Gowon and late activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who would be honoured posthumously. The awards ceremony is billed to hold on May 27 in Port Harcourt, the state capital.