Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the weekend declared the Operation Zero Potholes programme of his administration a huge success as it has restored 42 roads in the Diobu suburb of the state.
Also at the weekend , Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose commissioned the Bishop Okoye Street in Diobu, commending the people of Rivers State for retrieving the state’s mandate from “aliens” who stole the resources of the state.
Governor Wike personally commissioned Azikiwe Street on the point where he flagged off the Operation Zero Potholes programme on May 29, 2016.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said the state government expended N4 .3billion to reconstruct 42 roads totalling 22.5 kilometres in the densely populated Diobu axis.
He said that the roads have impacted positively on the lives of the people of Diobu where majority of the less privileged Rivers residents live.
At the Bishop Okoye Street, Governor Wike banned further Street trading on the reconstructed and the illegal collect of toll by unauthorised persons.
He commended the contractor for executing the project on schedule and within the approved budget.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose stated that the people of Rivers State are reaping the fruits of their support for Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
He urged the people never to allow political aliens who are only interested in stealing the resources of the state back to the seat of government.
Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu stated that by constructing 42 roads in Diobu, Governor Wike has ended the suffering of the people.
Caretaker Committee Chairman Port Harcourt Government Area, Sir Soni Ejekwu said the people of the area are happy that the governor reconstructed roads that were neglected since the colonial era.
Diobu suburb plays host to the offices of most national newspapers, markets and electronic shops.
The commissioning of Azikiwe and Bishop Okoye Streets symbolically represented all the roads in the Diobu suburb.