▪prominent Ogoni leaders commend the governor
In line with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s pledge to complete and commission the Sakpwenwa -Bori road to the Ogoni traditional heartland, work has started on the road.
The Sakpwenwa-Bori was flagged off by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Thursday, May 26, 2016.
The preliminary work of grading the portions of the road which is being dualised has been intensified with Ogoni indigenes expressing happiness that the governor is a man of his work.
Though the Sakpwenwa -Bori road is expected to be completed in 15 months, Governor Wike said that he will sustain funding to ensure that the contractors deliver the road in 12 months.
According to him, the completion of the road will save lives on the ever busy road and also boost the economy of the area.
A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media noted Secretary to the Rivers State Governor, Hon. Kenneth Kobani who is a prominent Ogoni indigene , commended Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for starting work on the road as he promised during his campaign.
He said that the governor’s commitment to the development of Ogoni land is unprecedented, pointing out that Ogoni people appreciate the governor’s gesture.
Rivers State Finance Commissioner, Dr Fred Kpakol said that the Ogoni people will remain eternal grateful to Governor Wike for delivering on the road when others merely played politics with it.
Former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dum Dekor said that the governor’s gesture towards the Ogoni people is better appreciated when the current financial meltdown affecting states is put into consideration.