‘Community support attracts more development projects’ – Governor Wike

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says that when communities support the government, they attract more development projects better than cash gifts.

Speaking at the inauguration of Tombia Road Extension in Obio-Akpor, Wike said the project fulfils a promise made to them. In a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor appreciated the support of the people of Rumueme Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area to the Peoples Democratic Party, controlled by the Rivers State Government.

“One of the communities that have always supported the PDP is the Rumueme community. It is a community that when they say they’re with you, they’re with you. And to God be the glory, they have seen the fruit for supporting PDP. The Law School is in the Rumueme community. What support can you need? Facilities can bring out the name of a community.

“If the Nigerian Law School opens tomorrow, Rumueme will be a household name all over Nigeria. It is not only money you get, and you think you have got it all. But the name alone that so and so institution, or establishment is in your community, money cannot buy it.”

Governor Wike reiterated the need for people to understand that government will always fulfil every promise made. The governor said the best way to meet those promises is to hold politicians accountable for what they say and do. He said this would ensure that politicians do not turn around later to excuse their failure to keep the promises.

Performing the inauguration, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, noted that the road is at the heart of the Port Harcourt metropolis. Ugwuanyi said Governor Wike is a veritable source of pride to the PDP and represents the best in project implementation. He inspires excellent choice and confidence in the nation’s constitution and democracy.

The Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi, said before the reconstruction and dualisation of the Tombia Extension Road, it was a 6.5-metre wide single carriageway with open drains, no sidewalks and no streetlights.

But today, it is a dual carriageway 7.3 metres wide headed in either direction, separated by a 0.75-metre wide median, with covered drains and walkways on either side.


Suzan O./Punch

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