In continuation of its state-wide projects delivery , Rivers State Government on Saturday flagged off the construction of the Kira-Nonwa-Barayira-Sime-Eteo Road in Tai Local Government Area
The 10.2 Kilometre Road cuts Tai, Eleme, Oyigbo and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas of the state. The road was abandoned for 50 years.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that all the 23 Local Government Areas of the state have benefited from key projects in the last three years .
He said: “This is just three years and we have reached the 23 Local Government Areas. Let anyone come from any local government area , come forward to say that we have not executed project in his council.”
The governor commended the people of Tai Local Government Area for their patience over the years, noting that more projects will executed in the area.
“You have been patient. By next week, you will get your commissionership appointment. There will be more projects for the people of the area”, he said.
The governor advised the APC Federal Government to focus on addressing the security challenge claiming thousands of lives in the country, instead of investing resources on rigging elections in Rivers State.
He said: “No amount of distraction will stop me from working. I have a contract with the people and I will fulfil the contract “.
Governor Wike berated the All Progressive Congress (APC ) for having a factional chairman who is facing multiple murder charges because they want to cause bloodletting in the state.
Performing the flag off of the construction of the road, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio said God has endorsed Rivers State Governor for rapidly developing the state.
He said: “Even God himself is happy with Governor Wike because of his good wotks. Propaganda cannot win a war. What wins a war are men and material on ground. For Governor Wike, his numerous projects will win the election for him ”
The Former Akwa Ibom State Governor stated Nigerians need performing leaders like Governor Wike as testified by the APC Federal Lawmaker.
Akpabio urged Governor Wike never to be distracted by the criticisms of his political enemies. He noted that the political foes of the Rivers State Governor will only witness his political victory .
Member of the House of Representatives Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency , Bari Mpigi said though he is a member of the APC, Governor Wike deserves a second term on the basis of his performance. He said Governor Wike is the only person with the capacity to drive the growth of the state. The Federal Lawmaker said that the issue of Rivers Development transcends party affiliation.
Rivers State Works Commissioner, Dum Dekor said that the road will create 210 direct jobs for the people of Tai and Eleme Local Government Areas and also boost the economy of the area.
The Gbenemene Tua-Tua Tai, King Samuel Nne said the people of the area are happy with Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the state.
30th June, 2018.