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 on assumption of office, his administration mobilized 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,” the governor said.
He noted the execution of projects 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.
The governor disclosed 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 employment, Governor Wike said his administration is negotiating with Agip and Total to resolve the challenge. He also said members of the OSPAC Security outfit will be co-opted into the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
Commissioning the 11 road projects, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio said Governor Wike continues to execute meaningful projects because of his love for Rivers people adding that as a result of the outstanding developmental strides of Governor Wike, Rivers people will overwhelmingly vote him in 2019.
He said: “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 “.
Warning the youths against criminality, the former Akwa Ibom State governor urged them to protect their votes for Governor Wike during the 2019 general election.
Rivers State Works commissioner, Hon Dum Dekor said 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.