Rivers State Government will kick start the new year with the inauguration of people-oriented projects in seven local government areas.
This is as the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim called on Rivers people to join hands with Governor Nyesom Wike to develop the State in 2021.
Pastor Nsirim, who announced the schedule of projects’ inauguration, said that on Monday, January 4, 2021, the Eteo-Sime-Nonwa-Kira Road will be inaugurated by the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed.
The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will be the Special Guest of Honour on Tuesday, January 5 to inaugurate the Sakpenwa-Bori Road.
Eleme-Afam-Oyigbo Road will be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 6 by Senator Ali Ndume.
It will be the turn of Abonnema Ring Road in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area on Thursday, January 7.
On Friday, January 8, Forces Avenue-Olumeni-Harley Streets will be inaugurated.
Activities for the week will be rounded off on Saturday, January 9 with the inauguration of the Bonny/Bille Waterside Jetty in Port Harcourt.
Nsirim said that Governor Wike is enjoining citizens of the affected local governments to turn out en masse to give the state’s guests the traditional Rivers hospitality, while noting that all COVID-19 protocols will be strictly observed at all the venues.
Calling for support for Governor Wike, Pastor Nsirim pointed out that the Governor had in his new year message said,” Let us eschew the recriminations, turn a new page on the hatred that has kept us divided, forgive one another and together, work towards making our dear State the best place on earth to live, do business and bring up our children.”
Nsirim said the statesmanship exhibited by Governor Wike in the New Year address is a commendable gesture.
He restated the Governor’s challenge to all well-meaning citizens to work together to overcome the road blocks to the state’s progress and build a State that holds concrete promise of hope for the present and future generations.
The Commissioner noted that Governor Wike, has therefore, called for a new chapter of cooperation, togetherness and solidarity that would unleash the state’s potentials on the development of our State.
According to him, the Governor’s ultimate goal is to better the lots of our people in all sectors of the economy.
“There’s no goal we cannot achieve if we remain united,” he added.
Nsirim stated that Governor Wike is determined to implement the NEW Vision development blueprint in all the 23 Local Government Areas of the State and called on traditional rulers, elder statesmen, religious leaders, party chieftains and opinion leaders to break the barriers of partisanship to build the future that we all desire for our State.
“Those who demarket our State, remain our enemies and we must resist their antics,” he stated.