Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared the commitment of his administration to complete the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity road, for the development of the riverine communities in the area.
Addressing journalists yesterday, after inspecting the ongoing construction of the road, Governor Wike expressed confidence that the project will get to Opobo-Nkoro Local Government area in May and also to Ikuru town in Andoni Local Government area within the same period.
He stated that the early morning inspection of the road was necessitated by the complaints of stakeholders from Andoni Local Government area during a solidarity visit to him. He said though the contractor was working on the two areas of the road, he has directed them to commit more personnel and equipment for the early completion of the project.
“The contractors are working on the road, though the people don’t understand the processes required. But I have directed that more personnel and equipment be deployed to the site”, he said. The governor expressed satisfaction with the quality of piling works, road stabilisation and earthworks that had been carried out by the contractor. He said: “By the grace of God, the road would be completed as scheduled. All promises made to the people will be fulfilled.
“The essence of government is to bring happiness to the people and that is what we are doing. We are ensuring that all local government areas have access to the dividends of democracy “ Governor Wike assured that funding of the road project would be maintained to ensure scheduled delivery.
Commenting on the dualization of Saakpenwa-Bori road, Governor Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far. He said the road would be completed in May. The governor also inspected the Woji-Akpajo bridge and road.