Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stated that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has continued to win the best governor’s award because of his state-wide delivery of relevant projects.
Speaking before commissioning 11 roads under the Isiokpo Internal Roads Phase 1 constructed by the administration of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in Ikwerre Local Government Area on Thursday, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said that Governor Wike has won the “Governor of the Year Award” consecutively since 2016 because he is executing projects to improve the lives of the people.
“Since May this year as part of the Third Anniversary of Governor Wike’s administration, one project is commissioned each day. The Isiokpo Internal Roads form part of the projects. No wonder, Governor Wike keeps winning the “Best Governor of the Year” consecutively since 2016. No governor has achieved that record. It will be very difficult to beat that record. I am extremely proud of Governor Wike’s achievements and we are proud of the governor’s leadership,” he said.
The Former Vice President noted that he appreciates the quality of work done so far by Governor Wike because he lived in Port Harcourt and understands the profound nature of the projects delivered.
In his remarks at the commissioning ceremony, Governor Wike said that the second phase of Isiokpo Internal Roads will be completed before the end of this year.
The governor also announced that the Ibaa-Isiokpo Road will also be completed and commissioned by the end of the year.
Governor Wike said that the commissioning of projects will be sustained because of the need to keep Nigerians informed on the massive infrastructural regeneration in the state.
The governor said the previous administration in the state could not commission projects because no projects existed.
“When we make promises, we fulfill our promises. We are not like those who make promises and give excuses why they cannot be achieved,” Wike said.
Governor Wike urged Isiokpo people to reciprocate the developmental strides of his administration by ensuring they support PDP in 2019.
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia described the delivery of the Isiokpo Internal Roads as historic, saying that Governor Wike has shown love to the people of the area.
Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Nwanosike assured Governor Wike that the people of the area will support his re-election, because he has done what their brother, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi could not do for them.
In a project description, Rivers State Works Commissioner, Mr Dum Dekor said that the majority of the 11 roads are completely new, while they span 11 kilometres. He stated that the roads will boost agro-based businesses in the area.
There were traditional display of the Ekpo masquerades to mark the commissioning.