18th January, 2016
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State will tomorrow, Tuesday, flag off the Igwurita-Chokocho road to link Etche Local Government Area to the state capital.
Wike’s move to continue construction work comes after the main opposition party in the state, All Progressives Congress (APC) accused him of abandoning all construction activities in the state.
In a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on electronic media, he said that the Operation Zero Potholes Programme of Governor Wike is on course with Julius Berger and CCECC completing road projects in different parts of the state capital.
The statement added that road projects are still ongoing in other parts of Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas.
Some of the roads being presently constructed include: New Road, Borikiri, Nkpogu Bridge, Chioma Avenue by Woji road and Eneka road.
Meanwhile Governor Wike has completed the following roads in Port Harcourt City in just seven months; Ahoada road, Forces Avenue, Churchill and Creek road, EVO and Woji road, Tombia extension, Obi Wali Street, Ohiamini road, Ogbunabali road and Sokoto road. The governor has also completed the total reconstruction of Diobu roads.
The statement also said Wike has completed the Abonnema–Obonoma link road and bridge, the Ilaubuchi–Eagle Island road and bridge, law faculty building; the 50 units Iriebe low and middle income housing project; as well as the Abuloma/Woji road with Bridge , which was commissioned recently.
Furthermore, construction work has advanced to appreciable levels on most of the ongoing major road projects, including the dualization of Trans-Amadi road, the Oil mill – Elelenwo – Akpajo road, the Eneka-Igwuruta road and the Rumunduru-Eliozu road despite the paucity of development funds.