One Year Anniversary: Ekweremadu praises Governor Wike For Restoring Faith in Government

One Year Anniversary: Ekweremadu  praises Governor Wike For Restoring Faith  in Government

Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has praised  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  for bringing  back faith in government  through  his superlative  projects  delivery  at a time  people  are losing  faith in government. 

He spoke in Port Harcourt  on Friday in continuation of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s eventful one year in office,  when commissioned  the Rumueprikom-Rumuolumeni road  leading  to  key economic  outlets , the Ignatius  Ajuru University of Education and  Naval  Warship  NNS Pathfinder. 

The Deputy Senate President  declared  that contrary  to  the false reports being circulated by the media, Rivers State is peaceful,  with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike  delivering on projects and transforming  the  state. 

He said: “I can see people working  together, I can see a state government  in action.  I can see a governor  committed to  the  transformation  of  the  state and a governor  determined to use the opportunity  given  to  him  by the people  of  the  state to the  benefit  of  the  people.

“I am happy  to see that the governor has brought  faith to government  when people  are losing  faith  in  government. “

He urged the people  to always support  Governor  Wike  to deliver  on quality  projects and programmes  for the development  of  the  state.

The  Deputy Senate President also commissioned the Elioparanwo Road in Ward 9 of Obio/Akpor  Local Government  Government  Area.  Both roads were awarded by the immediate past administration , but abandoned  at less than  40 percent completion.

He also flagged off  the  construction of the Tam-David West Boulevard (Obiri-Ikwerre road) , an alternative  route to the Port Harcourt  International  Airport  in Omagwa.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike explained  that  the  Rumueprikom-Rumuolumeni  remains critical  to  the  economy  of  the  state because  of  the  presence of  several  international  companies along  the route.

He said: “This road is critical  to  the  growth of  the  state’s economy.  We have several companies  on this road and it cuts across a densely populated  community.

“This road also leads to the Ignatius  Ajuru  University  of  Education  and the Naval Warship NNS  Pathfinder.  Therefore, we were under obligation  to  fulfil our promise to the people and also take actions to expand the economy  of the state”.

Commenting at the commissioning  of  the  Elioparanwo Road,  Governor  Wike  said  that  the  road is relevant  to one of the most populous communities  in Obio/Akpor  Local Government Area  which determines the direction  of  election  results.

The  governor  stated that  the  decision  to  construct  the  Obiri-Ikwerre road was taken during the Holy Ghost  Rally in  Port Harcourt  hosted by  the  General Overseer  of the Redeemed  Christian Church of God, Pastor  Enoch  Adeboye.

He said  that  the road will engender economic  growth  in  Obio/Akpor and  Ikwerre  Local Government Areas  communities  along the route, pointing  out that the road will be  completed in nine to ten months.

The governor  urged the people  to support  the  contractor to  deliver  the  project  without  molestation.

Rivers State Commissioner for Works,  Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu stated that the two road projects  were abandoned,  but completed in record time  by the Governor Wike administration.

Day  3 of  the  celebration  of  New Rivers  State  was witnessed  by National  Assembly  members,  Former  Governor Celestine  Omehia,  former  Ministers and State Lawmakers.