Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the celebrations on the streets of Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas during his regular project inspections represent the overwhelming mandate freely given to him by the people of the state.
Addressing journalists on Monday after inspecting road and school projects in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas, Governor Wike declared that he is further inspired to deliver on his covenant with the people by their appreciation of his good works.
He pledged that he would drive the revival of Port Harcourt City to its logical conclusion, noting that the old Garden City, would re-emerge at the end of the urban renewal programme of his administration.
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Governor Wike said: “The people are happy. They appreciate what we are doing for them. We want to turn Port Harcourt and its environs around and re-establish the Garden City that will be a pride of the nation.
“We will use the dry season to accomplish the revival programme within the limits of available resources. In Diobu, out of the 22 kilometres being reconstructed, we have achieved 17 kilometres. The remaining aspects of the Diobu roads have reached 70 percent completion.
“The mandate the people freely gave to us will be utilised effectively for their wellbeing. People came out overwhelmingly and voted for us and we are doing what they want “.
A statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media noted that hundreds of residents thronged the streets of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas to cheer Governor Wike as he inspected road and school projects.
The projects inspected by Governor Wike on Monday include, rehabilitation of Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta, Rumuagholu road, Nkpolu road, Obiwali street, Afikpo street, Njemanze street and Silverbird-UTC Junction.
In the course of the last six months, Governor Wike’s administration has constructed about 100 kilometers of roads in the operation zero portholes programme and the Urban Renewal programme of the administration.