Tony John, Port Harcourt
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has flagged off the construction of Bolo internal roads in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of the state.
He said: “I am here to flag off Bolo internal roads to make life more meaningful for Bolo people.”
The governor said funds have been set aside for the project, and pointed out that the contract was awarded to local contractors as a form of empowerment.
“If you don’t do the work, you will face consequences. I believe the contractors will execute the contract,” he said.
The governor charged leaders to invest in the development of their respective states, instead of relying on Abuja to manipulate the electoral process for them.
Wike also disclosed that he would remain in the state to discharge his responsibilities to the people because he is exercising their mandate.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Alabo George Kerley, said the roads would be made of reinforced concrete because of the nature of the terrain of the area.
Speaking on behalf of the political class of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Senator George Sekibo, assured the governor of their commitment to work for his re-election.
Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Navy Captain Erasmus Victor (retd), said commencement of the construction of Bolo internal roads was a worthy gift to the people of the area.
“The Ogu/Bolo people will remain eternally grateful to the Rivers State governor for this project.
“The projects of governor Wike are visible across the state and we are happy that we are beneficiaries of his projects delivery,” he said.