Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Nigeria’s Premier Tourism Destination , the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park was on Friday formally commissioned and unveiled for public use in a grand ceremony that attracted thousands of Rivers people from all walks of life.
Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili commissioned the project which was initiated, designed and constructed by the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike administration.
The prime relaxation and fun centre has a climbing tower, artificial lake with pedal boats, fitness machines, football pitches, mini golf course, restaurants and mobile gyms.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced that a modern cinema will be constructed to complement the facilities at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park.
He said that the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park will attract tourists to the state and also generate revenue for its maintenance.
The governor said that Julius Berger which constructed the park will manage it for the next two years.
Speaking further, Governor Wike stated that Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili was invited to commission the project because of his position as a father figure in the state’s politics since 1999.
He said all other elected governors of Rivers State either passed through or served Dr Odili.
“Omehia was a governor, he worked under him (Odili), Amaechi was a governor, he served him and I am a governor, I passed through him”, Governor Wike said.
Commissioning the project, Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili said that the people of Rivers State are proud of the accomplishments of Governor Wike.
He praised the governor for delivering a world class international park which will make the state a prime destination.
The Former Governor prayed God to grant all the aspirations of Governor Wike for living up to the expectations of the people.
“I have travelled to at least 26 countries, I have never seen anything like this. God will ensure that all your aspirations are realised “, Dr Peter Odili said.
Managing Director of Julius Berger, Wolfgang Goetsh informed that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike initiated, supervised the project and made useful suggestions that ensured its beauty.