Chairman of LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, Thursday, went on tour of sites of ongoing and completed projects of the administration of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in Rivers State.
Nda-Isaiah was accompanied on the tour by Wike, the senator representing Rivers West District in the National Assembly, Senator Osinakachukwu Iduozu and some management staff of LEADERSHIP Group as well as members of the Rivers State Executive Council.
He visited the National Industrial Court complex, the Court of Appeal complex, the Alfred Diete-Spiff Sports Complex as well as the renovated and redesigned Produce House, all located in the Old GRA of Port Harcourt.
The LEADERSHIP Newspapers publisher also visited the Bonny-Nembe Jetty, the Creek Road, the Cultural Centre and the 24-block of flats as well as the construction work of Doctors’ Quarters and administrative block of the Braithwaithe Memorial Specialist Hospital and the Traditional Rulers Council complex.
Other project sites visited by Nda-Isaiah include, Port Harcourt Pleasure Park and Restaurant, Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta, Woji-Akpajo Road and Bridge, Slaughter-Trans-Woji Bridge, Judges’ Quarters, Mother and Child Hospital and Mile One Market.
Speaking after conducting the publisher and others round the projects, Wike declared that the state government will commission several key projects between May and December 2018.
The governor stated that majority of the key projects under construction will come on stream in May, while others will be completed after the third anniversary.
He assured the people of Rivers State that his administration will never take the mandate of the people for granted, saying that he will continue to deliver pro-people projects.
Wike said, “From May to December, 2018, we shall be commissioning projects on a regular basis. I am happy with the quality and pace of work at the project sites.
“My joy is that we have lived up to the expectations of Rivers people and we have made our party, the PDP very happy. The projects will continue for the good of our people.”
Commenting on the State Cultural Centre which is nearing completion, the governor noted that that all the furniture of the facility are in place for the targeted May 2018 completion.
Speaking on behalf of the LEADERSHIP Group, Mr Michael Okpere commended Wike for turning Rivers State into a major construction site.
He said, “These projects generate employment, they generate revenue and the create opportunities for the people”.
Senator Representing Rivers West Senatorial District, Senator Osinakachukwu Ideozu said that the projects inspection have revealed a high level competent management of resources by Governor Wike.
He said, “I see high level management of resources. I see diligence. I see a man who is after the utility of these projects. If we have been doing this kind of well articulated projects in the past, the state would have moved far beyond the level we are today.
“I was a Finance Commissioner , I didnt see this level of coordination. Even though there was vision, but coordination is very important. I see the perfect liaison between coordination and vision”.
Former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo said that the projects being executed by Governor Wike touch the core of the existence of Rivers people.
He said, “You keep seeing new things . Having worked in this state all these years, I see the projects that we visit are projects that touch the core of the Rivers man. I am most impressed.
“All I can say is that we have finally seen a man who is doing what the Rivers people want. Let us all stand behind him , give him support, give him peace , so he can continue to do what he is doing. These are beautiful projects and we thank God for what Governor Wike is doing for us”.