Rivers State

Jubilation in Rumigbo as Construction Work Officially Begins on 17 Dilapidated Roads

Jubilation in Rumigbo as Construction Work Officially Begins on 17 Dilapidated Roads. Dax George-Kelly in a handshake with Heineken Lokpobiri, while Gov. Nyesom Wike looks on.

Residents went into jubilation mood as the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s colossal urban renewal vessel berthed at Rumuigbo Civic Centre on Thursday, 8 December 2022, for the official flag-off of the construction of Rumuigbo Internal Roads project.

Gov. Wike said: “It has been weeks upon weeks of commissioning and flagging off of several projects across the state. This week alone, on Monday we were at Eleme for the flag-off of the construction of Indorama-Agbonchia-Ebubu-Ogale-East West Link Road, on Tuesday we return to Eleme for the flag-off of the construction of Alode-Onne Road, and Alode Internal Roads. On Wednesday was the turn of Elekahia Internal Roads flag-off. Today we are here for the flag-off of the construction of Rumuigbo Internal Roads.

“This project consists of 17 roads with a total length of 8.3 kilometres, and an average width of 6 metres. We have drainages on both sides of some of the roads while some have drains on only one side. All the drains are 600 millimetres by 600 millimetres internal cross-section, 150 millimetres wall and 150 millimetres base concrete.

“This project has a scheduled completion time of six months, we mobilised the contractor about 4 weeks ago, so they have 5 months to deliver the job as specified,” Dr. George-Kelly D. Alabo, FNIQS, the Honourable Commissioner for Works providing the project description at the flag-off ceremony.”

The Rivers State Governor said his administration will try its best to touch more communities across the states with projects before 29 May 2023.

“Our tenure will expire by May 29 next year, we will do all we can to further bring development to all the communities within our jurisdiction before May 2023. Some people said what am I still doing when I am about to leave office? I told them I won’t stop working for the people of Rivers State until the last day of our tenure,” he added.

Performing the official flag-off of the construction of the project as the Special Guest of Honour, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, a former Minister of State for Agriculture said Rivers State is experiencing an unprecedented infrastructural revolution under Governor Wike.

“I am delighted to have the privilege of being invited by Governor Wike to accompany him to flag-off several projects since Monday this week. I am very proud to be associated with the infrastructural revolution going on in Rivers State under Governor Wike.

“Your Excellency, your infrastructural revolution is unprecedented in the history of this country. As a senator for 8 years and a federal minister, I have had the privilege of going round this country, I have interacted with governors and I have seen several projects, but what I have seen here is not found anywhere in the country.

“Governor Wike of Rivers State has broken the jinx of second term governors coasting home and not performing well. The average mentality of a second term governor in Nigeria is for me to pack anything I can pack and go, but here is a governor who is still initiating more projects six months to the end of his tenure. This is why President Buhari awarded him the Infrastructure King of Nigeria despite not being a member of his party,” he said.