In continuation of the unprecedented roll out of projects across the state, Rivers State Government on Thursday commissioned 10 Omoku Internal Roads in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA).
The Rivers State Government also rolled out Okposi Road, outside Omoku which measures 3kilometers, while the Omoku Internal Roads measure 10.6 kilometres.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio commissioned the Omoku Internal Roads in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds of stakeholders, traditional rulers, market women and youth groups.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony on Thursday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the immediate past failed Amaechi administration awarded the contracts in 2009, but refused to fund them.
He said upon assumption of office, his administration mobilised the same contractor to site and funded all the 11 Roads to completion.
“We don’t play politics with projects. Once the projects are vital to the development of an area, we execute them for the benefit of the people,” he said.
He noted that projects execution in Omoku was made possible by the peaceful environment restored by his administration in the area.
“I promised the people of ONELGA that I will do everything possible to ensure that peace returns to the area. Today, banks are functional in the town and the economy has been revived”, he said.
He informed that the administration will complete and commission the Omoku-Egbema Road being dualised for the people. The governor added that the Omoku Zonal Hospital is progressing satisfactorily.
On the issue of employment, Governor Wike said that his administration is negotiating with Agip and Total to resolve the challenge. He stated members of the OSPAC Security outfit will co-opted into the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
Commissioning the eleven road projects, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio said that Governor Wike continues to execute meaningful projects because of his love for Rivers people.
He said as a result of the outstanding developmental strides of Governor Wike, Rivers people will overwhelmingly vote him in 2019.
“Nobody changes a winning team. Therefore, Governor Wike will enjoy the constitutional second term. This government believes in transforming the landscape of Rivers State. I am very proud of Governor Wike and his team. Federal Government must hear that the projects of the Rivers State Governor have helped to protect the nation’s economy. Governor Wike is sustaining the economy of Nigeria through projects that have enhanced peace in the oil bearing communities,” Akpabio said.
While warning the youths against criminality, he urged them to protect their votes for Governor Wike during the 2019 General Election.
Rivers State Works Commissioner, Rt Hon Dum Dekor said that the Omoku-Egbema (23. 4kilometres) Road, Omoku-Aligwe-Kreiyami-Obobura Road (17km) and Akubuka-Okposi Road (14.7kilometres) are under construction in ONELGA.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of ONELGA, Mr Olisa Osi lauded the Rivers State Governor for several meaningful projects that have improved the living condition of the people.