Ogoni/Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road To Boost Economy Of Rivers, Says Wike


The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared the commitment of his administration to the completion of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity for the development of the riverine communities in the area as it will boost the economy of the state generally.

Addressing journalists after inspecting the ongoing construction of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road on Friday, Governor Wike expressed confidence that the road will get to Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area in May, 2018 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.

Governor Wike said that though the contractor is working on the two aspects of the road, he has directed them to commit more personnel and equipment to speed up work for the early completion of the road.

“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.

He expressed satisfaction with the quality of piling works, road stabilisation and earthworks that have been carried out by the contractor.

“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 will be maintained to ensure consistency in delivery.

Commenting on the dualisation of Sakpenwa-Bori Road, Governor Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far. He said the road will be completed in May, 2018. The governor also inspected the Woji-Akpajo Bridge and Road.

Earlier, the Project Manager of Raffoul Nigeria Limited, Mr Tony Astafan assured the Rivers State Governor that necessary equipment will be deployed to reach expected milestones.

He said the company has deployed more equipment and manpower to make the required difference on the two aspects of the road within two weeks.

Chairman of Raffoul Nigeria Limited, Mr. Hanna Raffoul assured the Rivers State Governor the company will live up to the expectations of the people.

Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection of construction of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road by the State Commissioner of Works, Rt Hon Dum Dekor.

Andoni is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is blessed with assorted sea foods like fish, grayfish, crabs and more. It also has virgin forests that boosts of all manners of wild animals 

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Andoni Local Government Area, Hon Allen Jonah commended the Rivers State Government for the quality of work on the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road.

The Andoni Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairman stated that serious work has been done in critical areas.

He said unlike in the past, the Wike administration is doing very standard work that will stand the test of time.

“The job is ongoing on the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road.  The governor has indicated interest and he has shown commitment.

“The governor will complete the road before the start of campaign for his re-election.  Our people should remain patient and support the completion of the road”.

He expressed satisfaction with the quality of piling works, soil stabilisation  and stone base of different portions of the road.

Original post by https://independent.ng/ogoni-andoni-opobo-nkoro-unity-road-boost-economy-rivers-says-wike/

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Bura-Bari Nwilo lives in Port Harcourt, in Nigeria. He is the author of A Tiny Place Called Happiness – a book of stories.

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