Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike made history during the week as he commissioned 30 internal roads in two loal governement areas.
This is in continuation of the unprecedented roll out of projects across the state. Rivers State Government yesterday commissioned 10 Omoku Internal Roads in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) .
The Rivers State Government also rolled out Okposi Road, outside Omoku which measures 3kilometers, while the Omoku Internal Roads measure 10.6 kilometres .
The Rivers State Government, last Wednesday, rolled out 19 internal roads constructed by the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike in Elele-Alimini Town, Emohua Local Government Area.
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose jointly commissioned the 19 roads constructed by the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike for the revival of the economy of the area.
Speaking during the commissioning event, Wike said that the roads were constructed in line with his campaign promise to the people of Elele-Alimini.
He said that the remaining two kilometres of roads in the town would be constructed by his administration.
Wike said: “I thank the people of Elele-Alimini for their total support for my administration. When a community identifies with projects, it is easy to execute projects for them.
“As a result of the peace and unity in the area, we are going to give you a traditional stool as requested by the Elele-Alimini council of chiefs”.
The governor urged the people to protect their permanent voters’ cards, so that they could vote credible leaders.
“With these projects, we are telling the world that we are prepared for governance. We didn’t come up with excuses. We are a government that fulfills promises”, he said.
He charged the people of Emohua Local Government Area not to allow themselves to be deceived by the fake promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Commissioning the roads, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose lauded Wike for his commitment to the development of the state.
He said that the roads commissioned would help in growing the economy of the area, and urged the people of Rivers State to remain supportive of the PDP as APC has failed woefully.
The Ekiti State governor berated the APC-led Federal Government for deploying huge funds to rig the Ekiti State Governorship Election, adding that irrespective of the deployment of funds, the APC would lose the election.
He added that Nigerians would sack President Muhammadu Buhari next year because of his failure in governance.
The state Works Commissioner, Hon Dumnamene Dekor said the 19 roads completed by the Wike administration in the area were of immense economic value to the people of Elele-Alimini.
Thousands of Emohua people trooped out to sing the praises of Wike at the commissioning event.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio commissioned the Omoku Internal Roads in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds of stakeholders, traditional rulers, market women and youth groups.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony yesterday, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike said that the immediate past failed Amaechi administration awarded the contracts in 2009, but refused to fund them.
He said upon assumption of office, his administration mobilised the same contractor to site and funded all the 11 Roads to completion.
He said: “We don’t play politics with projects. Once the projects are vital to the development of an area, we execute them for the benefit of the people “.
He noted that projects execution in Omoku was made possible by the peaceful environment restored by his administration in the area.
“I promised the people of ONELGA that I will do everything possible to ensure that peace returns to the area. Today, banks are functional in the town and the economy has been revived”, he said.
He informed that the administration will complete and commission the Omoku-Egbema Road being dualised for the people. The governor added that the Omoku Zonal Hospital is progressing satisfactorily .
On the issue of employment, Governor Wike said that his administration is negotiating with Agip and Total to resolve the challenge. He stated members of the OSPAC Security outfit will co-opted into the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
Commissioning the eleven road projects, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio said that Governor Wike continues to execute meaningful projects because of his love for Rivers people.
He said as a result of the outstanding developmental strides of Governor Wike, Rivers people will overwhelmingly vote him in 2019.
He said: “Nobody changes a winning team. Therefore, Governor Wike will enjoy the constitutional second term. This government believes in transforming the landscape of Rivers State .
“I am very proud of Governor Wike and his team. Federal Government must hear that the projects of the Rivers State Governor have helped to protect the nation’s economy. Governor Wike is sustaining the economy of Nigeria through projects that have enhanced peace in the oil bearing communities “.
While warning the youths against criminality, he urged them to protect their votes for Governor Wike during the 2019 General Election.
Rivers State Works Commissioner, Rt Hon Dum Dekor said that the Omoku-Egbema (23. 4kilometres) Road, Omoku-Aligwe-Kreiyami-Obobura Road (17km) and Akubuka-Okposi Road (14.7kilometres) are under construction in ONELGA.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of ONELGA, Mr Olisa Osi lauded the Rivers State Governor for several meaningful projects that have improved the living condition of the people.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has declared that his administration, over the last three years, has delivered an open, transparent and accountable government which has transformed the trajectory of governance from the failures of the past to one that cares and works for the people.
Wike said that his administration was delivering on her campaign promises and improving the living standards of Rivers people through quality projects and programmes.
Addressing Rivers stakeholders in Port Harcourt, last Tuesday, during the public presentation of the administration’s scorecard as part of his third-year anniversary, Wike said that his administration has judiciously applied scarce resources for the benefit of Rivers people.
He said through the achievements of his administration, the state has been lifted from the valleys of despair to the heights of hope.
Wike said: “It is clear that in the last three years our state has progressed at a rate it has never been. There is no doubt that the foundation that we need to accelerate our development, create jobs and advance our prosperity has firmly been laid.
“We give profound thanks to God for these achievements, but we also owe everything to you who are truly driving the change process with your unqualified support, encouragement and prayers.”
The governor said that improvements in different sectors have changed the fortune of the state and securely placed it on the pedestal of sustained growth.
He said: “Before we assumed office we made a lot of promises as the bases for seeking your mandate. We have also invested time, efforts and resources to fulfill these promises.
“Lest we forget, we all know the state of our state, especially the very poor state of our economy before we took over the mantle of leadership. However, despite the challenges, we remained undaunted, focused and determined to make the difference we had promised.”
Wike noted that his investments in road infrastructure has yielded positive results and improved the economy of the state through programmed connectivity.
He said: “As at today, we have delivered tremendously on all the components of the SRDP. For instance, in the last three years, we have consistently invested about 70 per cent of capital expenditure on the provision of road infrastructure.
“This has resulted in: Clearing most of the state roads of pot-holes under our “Operation Zero Pot-hole” programme; completed 23 out of the 26 strategic road projects we inherited from the previous administration; completed 72 out of the 83 new strategic road projects we initiated, while the remainders are at various stages of completion; built over 10 bridges to within and outside the state capital, connecting towns and communities.
We have “Renewed and improved the roads in several urban neighbourhoods in the state capital and revived the social and economic life of residents of these areas”, Wike said.
He said in the last three years, advancing education in the state was another promise that the administration has kept with budgetary allocation increased from five per cent in 2014 to over 10 per cent in 2018.
In the justice sector, Wike noted that his administration opened the courts, defended the judiciary and developed Rivers State into a regional judicial hub.
He said: “As a matter of fact, we did not promise to intervene in federal courts in the state, but we have built and furnished the most modern court houses in the country for the Port Harcourt Divisions of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court.
“We have also reconstructed and modernized the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal complex. We also built an ultra-modern secretariat for the Port Harcourt branch of the Nigerian Bar Association,” Wike added.


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