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Representative of Rivers State Governor and Commissioner of Water Resources, Professor Kaniye Ebeku (m), Amayanabo of Opobo, King Dandeson Jaja (2nd L) and Team Leader of the European Union Partners, Albert Acheten (2nd R) during the flag off of the execution of Rivers State Government, European Union and United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) Water and Sanitation projects in two local government areas at Nkoro State School on Wednesday

Governor Wike flags off execution of water projects in two local government areas

In continuation of the  state-wide roll out of projects, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday flagged off the  execution of Rivers State Government, European Union and United Nations Children’s Fund ( UNICEF) Water and Sanitation projects   in two local government areas.
Performing  the flag off at Nkoro town school in Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area, Governor Wike said that his administration is committed  to the provision of potable water for rural dwellers.
Represented by the State Commissioner of Water Resources, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, Governor Wike said that the water and sanitation projects will be implemented in benefiting  communities.
He said: “The people of this local government area must take full ownership of these projects.  That is why we are performing the flag off with the active participation of the people.
“The State Government is a multi-sector developer. This administration  is active  in the health sector, education sector, road infrastructure and special projects.  The commitment  is to improve the lives of the people”.
Governor Wike urged the benefiting  communities to support and  cooperate  with the the  implementers  of the  projects for early delivery.
He said that the projects will be delivered  in nine months  across  the two benefiting Local Government Area.
In his remarks, Team Leader of the European Union Partners, Albert Acheten urged benefiting communities to play key roles in  the maintenance of the  projects when completed.
He said that the design of the  scheme was demand driven, with communities playing  active  roles by making  suggestions.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area, Mr Boma Brown said that the water projects will help improve  the health of the people.
He lauded the Rivers State Governor for the  sustained roll-out of projects  since December last year.
National Authorising Officer, Opalebi Olarenwaju said the  European Development Fund is committed  to carrying out its oversight function to ensure the realisation of the projects.
The National Authorising Officer urged the contractors to work in line with approved specifications to deliver the projects.
Traditional dance groups entertained guests at ths event.
It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike released N200million  in two tranches for water projects in  two local government areas.
Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
14th March, 2018.
AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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