Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that the State Government will set up a committee to examine the prospects of upgrading the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori into a University of Environment.
Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the Khana- Gokana-Tai- Eleme (KALGOTE) Group at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said the idea for the University of Environment in the area, noting that the committee will study the possibility of setting up the university in view of present day economic reality.
He informed that the State Executive Council will discuss the idea of the University of Environment at its next meeting.
Governor Wike announced that the State Government will construct a General Hospital in Tai Local Government Area to cater for the health needs of the people.
He said: “In the next few weeks, we shall be in Tai Local Government Area to commence a major project for the people.”
The governor said that every part of the state is entitled to projects, pointing out that the state government will continue to invest in state-wide development of projects.
“By the time we finish the Sakpenwa-Bori Road and erect street lights along the road, we would have improve the economic value of lands on that route “, he said.
He said that the State Government will resolve the boundary conflict between the Ogoni and the people of Ogo-Bolo.
Commenting on the plan by the Federal Government to establish a maximum security prison in Bori, the governor said when the Ogoni people are talking about development of the area, the Federal Government is talking about prisons.
He directed the Secretary to the Rivers State Government to set in motion the process for bringing back 800 Ogoni people stranded in Benin Republic.
In his address, the President of Khana- Gokana-Tai- Eleme (KALGOTE), Mr Peter Nedee commended Governor Wike for his outstanding developmental strides in Ogoni land.
He said that Ogoni leaders are in the Government House to thank the governor for key appointments to Ogoni sons and daughters in his administration.
He called on Governor Wike to assist Ogoni Ethnic Nationality to prevail on the Federal Government not to erect a prison in the area. He said Ogoni people prefer developmental projects that will improve the lives of the people.
The KALGOTE President pledged that Ogoni people will continue to support Governor Wike to develop the state.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
13th March, 2018.