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100 days in office: Wike commissions Oyigbo Market; Iriebe Satellite Housing Estate

Governor Nyesom Wike (middle), Senator George Sekibo (right), Hon Chisom Promise Dike (extreme right), Sole Administrator of Grater Port Harcourt, Ambassador Desmond Akawor (extreme left) and CTC Chairman of Oyigbo LGA, Hon. Nnamdirim Ihute JP, during the commissioning of Oyigbo Market Road at Oyigbo LGA.
Governor Nyesom Wike (middle), Senator George Sekibo (right), Hon Chisom Promise Dike (extreme right), Sole Administrator of Grater Port Harcourt, Ambassador Desmond Akawor (extreme left) and CTC Chairman of Oyigbo LGA, Hon. Nnamdirim Ihute JP, during the commissioning of Oyigbo Market Road at Oyigbo LGA.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Friday, commissioned the Oyigbo Market road, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The Governor who chastised the care-taker chairman, Hon. Nnamdi Ihute, for his poor refuse disposal mechanism, noted that Oyigbo is a gateway into Port-Harcourt and should be clean.

His words: “This is the last time I will come to this local government for an occasion and see refuse littered everywhere like this. I will not accept it next time. Oyigbo is one of the signpost local government areas of Rivers state and should be treated as such.”

Governor Wike recalled that he promised to complete the construction of the road if voted into power as governor and thanked God that he is able to do it within his 100 days in office.

The State Chief Executive promised the people of the area that from January 2016, he will repair the road from the railway line to the boundary between Rivers State and Abia State.

Governor Nyesom Wike (middle), Senator George Sekibo (right) and Commissioner for Land and Housing, Emma Okah during the commissioning of 50 medium income flats at Iriebe satellite town in Obio/Akpor LGA
Governor Nyesom Wike (middle), Senator George Sekibo (right) and Commissioner for Land and Housing, Emma Okah during the commissioning of 50 medium income flats at Iriebe satellite town in Obio/Akpor LGA

The Governor also vowed to fix the road between Oyigbo and Eleme because of its strategic importance to the people of both local government areas.

He enjoined the people of the area to continuously support and pray for him-stressing that  his administration is  anchored on God and promised to fulfilled whatever promises he  made during his campaign tour of the area.

“This administration is not a media administration; it is based on facts. It is a come and see for yourself government”, Governor Wike vaunted.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Dr. Paulinus Nkwoala disclosed that  the road is 10.745 km long  and  10 meters wide with an underground drainage of 1.7km long.

Meanwhile, the state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Thursday, commissioned the Mbano Camp/Old Aba-Port Harcourt road to Kom-kom railway and the Iriebe Housing Estate with a declaration that his administration is based on projects delivery rather than media hype.

Speaking  during  the  Commissioning  of  the  Mbano Camp/Old Aba-Port Harcourt  road to Kom-kom railway,  Governor  Wike  said  it is in fulfilment  of  the  pledge he made to the Oyigbo  people that he will  fix the critical  road before  his first  100days.

The commissioned medium income flats at Iriebe satellite town in Obio/Akpor LGA.
The commissioned medium income flats at Iriebe satellite town in Obio/Akpor LGA.

He immediately  directed  the contractors to commence the  second phase of  the  road which will terminate at the boundary  with Abia  State,  adding that the second  road in Oyigbo Local  Government  Area  linking  Eleme  Local Government Area will be constructed  to improve  the  economy  of the two areas.

“This administration is anchored on God, which is why we will continue to win. It is not a media based administration, but one based on performance, facts and development of our beloved state.

“Whatever promise I made during the campaign, I will keep. This administration is focused on reviving Rivers State and ensuring that our people benefit from good governance,” said the governor.

At the commissioning  of  the  Iriebe  Housing  Estate,  Governor  Wike  directed  that the 50 units of higher low income  flats  be sold to the  people  at affordable  prices  without  any profit to government.

He said  that his administration  will  be  beneficial  to  all people  of  the  state  irrespective  of  their social  status.

The  governor stressed that  his housing  programme  will be  targeted at  the  less privileged  to ensure that their  standard  of living  is improved.

Rivers  State Commissioner for  Housing,  Mr Emma  Okah  said  the  project  is the first in the comprehensive  housing  programme  of  Governor Wike.

Permanent  Secretary  of the State  Ministry  of Works,  Paulinus  Nwankwoala said the  Mbano  Camp/Old Aba-Port Harcourt  road to Kom-kom railway is 3.7kilometres in length and will help the people  of  the  area overcome  their  difficulties.

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  1. wike may be one of Nigeria action governors ,

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