Governor Nyesom Wike has invited Lagos counterpart Babajide Sanwo-Olu to inaugurate a freshly built flyover in Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital.
During an inspection of ongoing projects in the state’s Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas on Wednesday, Wike made the remarks above.
Next week’s inaugurations will begin on August 8 and last for two weeks, he said; a former Sokoto governor will also inaugurate the Ogbum-Nu-Abali Eastern Bypass Road.
His administration’s achievements have been recognised by God Almighty, and Wike invited everyone in his state to join him in expressing gratitude to the Almighty.
He boasted about his administration’s unusual ability to both inaugurate more projects while also launching new ones.
I don’t suppose you can hear anything occurring in most of the states, though,” he added. We, on the other hand, plan to discontinue our services to the public on May 29, 2023.
We have made it a priority to ensure that the funds necessary to support these initiatives are in place, as I stated earlier. Contracts are unnecessary if we don’t have the money.”
“The overall benefits remain a driving force” even if the amount of civil building work done by his administration is costly.
As Wike pointed out, the examination was required to determine the impact the projects will have on the local citizens’ socioeconomic well-being.
To see the impact of the roads and the flyovers was one of the reasons we came. When the compensation report was delivered by the valuers, we immediately became alarmed since the sum was so large. As a result, we made the decision to go have a look for ourselves.
Because of the damage that will be done, we’ll have to pay out a lot of money to those whose homes are affected.” To give Port Harcourt a facelift and modify its landscape, however, this is a worthwhile investment.”
The Governor claimed that his administration had paid the contractor 80% of the cost of road dualization despite the high price tag.
“We have been able to fulfil our obligation to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC,” he stated. As of yesterday, we had paid 80% of the cost of the dualization of Azikiwe Street/Ilaobuchi Road in this location.
To allow Julius Berger to begin dismantling impacted structures as soon as possible, we hope to have started paying compensation to building owners by Monday.
For the sake of those who live in Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt’s governor pleaded with the population to be patient and tolerant while the construction progressed.
Wike was awed by the outpouring of enthusiasm from the crowds that had gathered to see him.
He predicted that a large number of young people will be employed by the various projects.