The Rivers State Government says it will approach the federal government to facilitate the completion of the remodeling project at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
Governor Nyesom Wike, stated this on Sunday, while addressing the third session of the third synod of the Diocese of Ikwerre, held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Omerelu in Ikwerre Local Government Area, with the theme “Looking unto Jesus, the Author and finisher of our faith.”
Wike, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, stated that although the airport project belonged to the Federal Government, but that the state government would adopt advocacy means to ensure the smooth completion of the project, to ease hardship encountered by air travelers and airport users.
He said the state’s road maintenance agency would be mobilised to Omerelu community to embark on internal road rehabilitation and construction to address poor road network in the area.
On security, Governor Wike reiterated his earlier promise to kick-start the building of a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARs) station between Elele and Omerelu community to check the security challenges poised by activities of criminals in the area, particularly as border towns.
He congratulated the church for successfully hosting the synod while soliciting for prayers and encouragement of the Clergy as well as the Parishioners to the State Government to enable it deliver on its mandate
Earlier in his address, Bishop of Ikwerre Diocese Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Blessing Enyindah, lauded Governor Wike for appointing members of the Church into his cabinet and for honoring the synod with his presence, noting that it was the first time in the history of the Diocese that a Governor was visiting them.
He called on the Governor to expedite action in curbing the rising cases of insecurity in the area, as well as the construction of internal roads in Omeralu Community and requested for grants to assist in rehabilitating of Mission Schools in the Community.
In his Sermon, the Guest Preacher, Rev. Michael Fape said the theme of the synod is apt, as Christians should have hope in running the race of the kingdom of God and charged them to be steadfast.