In a move to create land access to two major riverine Local Government Areas, Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has flagged-off the completion of Ogoni -Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road .
The road which was initiated by Former Governor Peter Odili, was abandoned by immediate past Governor Rotimi Amaechi .
Governor Wike also on Tuesday flagged off the rehabilitation of General Hospital , Ngo in the headquarters of Andoni Local Government Area .
In addition , the governor flagged off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital , Opobo in Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area .
Flagging off the completion of the Ogoni Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road , Governor Wike assured the people of Andoni and Opobo-Nkoro that within the next 18 months , they will be driving home to their respective communities .
He regretted that the immediate past Amaechi administration despite getting N20billion to N25billion monthly from the Federation Account , failed to embark on meaningful developmental projects .
He assured that the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road will be consistently funded because his administration remains committed to the economic development of the riverine communities .
He said: “This road is a major economic intervention for the riverine communities of Opobo and Andoni Local Government Areas. It also cuts across Khana Local Government Area .
“This project is a major empowerment scheme for the people of these three local government areas . Our people in the riverine communities can now drive home.
“I am happy that the 2015 APC Governorship candidate who was a Works Commissioner , but refused to construct the road to his home local government area, will now drive home”.
Flagging off the rehabilitation of General Hospitals , Ngo in Andoni Local Government Area and Opobo , Governor Wike said that he was reconstructing the health facilities to create access to quality healthcare for the two two riverine communities .