Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has flagged off the construction of Umuihechi-Omuoko-Omokiri Roads in Aluu town of Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Performing the flag off on Tuesday , Governor Wike charged the contractors to deliver the roads by May 2018, saying that the project will be duly funded.
He stated that Rivers people must always demand performance from their leaders, because it is their right to reap the dividends of democracy.
The governor stated that in 2017, his administration delivered the Mbodo road, while it renamed Port Harcourt Polytechnic as Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic in honour of the late international author.
He said: “I am here to thank the people of Aluu for supporting me through their votes during the last elections.
“And my way of thanking you people is to site projects that will improve the living standard of the people. I will never abandon any project “.
Governor Wike charged the people of the area to register in order to vote for PDP during the forthcoming general election.
He said: “Your only weapon to elect the leaders that will enhance development is the permanent voter card.”
Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia said that Ikwerre people will repay Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the area through their votes.
“We owe the governor our support and vote during the 2019 General Elections. He jas proved to be a worthy Ikwerre son”, he said.
Rivers State Works Commissioner, Dum Dekor said that roads are 6.1kilometre long with 12 kilometre drainage.
He said the road project will offer direct and indirect jobs for members of the community.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
6th February, 2018.