By Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt
In order to mark the first 100 days of his second term in office, the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that his administration would commission several key projects.
Speaking after inspecting ongoing projects at the weekend, Gov. Wike said the time for politics was over and that the time to deliver on campaign promises to the good people of the state had come.
He said: “So many projects are lined up for commissioning during our first 100 days during this second term. The Mile One Market, the Fruit Garden Market, judges quarters, Elelenwo-Akpajo Road, Government Secondary School, Ogu, Government Secondary, Abua and Western Ahoada County High School.”
Wike noted that extensive work was ongoing at the Mother and Child Hospital, the Sakpenwa-Bori Road, Rivers state University Teaching Hospital, second phase of Isiokpo internal roads, Sime-Eteo Road and Eleme-Afam Road among other key projects.
He attributed his success in project delivery despite the dwindling economy to the prudent management of scarce resources, saying government has reduced its recurrent expenditure to achieve desired goals.
“We must make sure that we satisfy our people. We give them what they want; they deserve the best,” he stated.
Gov. Wike noted that with politics over he was facing governance to satisfy the people by providing them with basic infrastructure and expressed satisfaction with the level of work done at the project sites.
In an interview, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, who accompanied the governor on the project inspection said the projects of the state governor were people-oriented, pointing out that the unsolicited show of love by the people for the governor was a demonstration that they were happy with his performance.
“It shows that the people are happy that the Rivers state governor is touching lives. For me, democracy is nothing but the opportunity to touch lives. These are projects that are people -oriented. This is democracy in action,” Sen. Ohuabunwa said.
He commended the governor for providing basic infrastructure for the people.
Also speaking, the Edo state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih described Gov. Wike as an exceptional politician with a clear mission to develop Rivers state.
“With the number of projects and the quality of work, you will know that he is a man with a clear mission to work for the good people of Rivers state,” he said.