Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has  flagged off  the  reconstruction of the  Airport-Ipo-Omademe-Ozuoha road  to the agricultural  heartland  of Ikwerre Local Government Area .

The governor , also Tuesday , flagged off  the rehabilitation  of General Hospital , Isiokpo aimed at providing  quality  healthcare  services to the  people of the area.
Performing the  flag off of  the  road, Governor Wike  said it was unfortunate  that the immediate  past governor who hails from the area could not construct the  road.

He said: “Those who produce what we eat in the cities must be given a sense of belonging .  That is why  we are  here today to commence the construction  of  this all important  roads.
“We are  here to wipe away  the tears of  the people. The former governor  had the opportunity  for eight years to construct  this road which is in his home LGA, but neglected it.
“In the next five months, I will be back to commission the road. Government  must be relevant to the populace “.
At the General Hospital , Isiokpo, Governor Wike the governor said that the rehabilitation  will be  completed in record  time , with modern health facilities  installed.

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Governor  Wike directed  the contractor  to  rehabilitate  the General Hospital in  line with  approved specifications  and  timelines .
The governor  also announced the construction of Isiokpo Internal Roads and the Rumuji-Iba-Isiokpo road .
He urged the people of Ikwerre  Local Government Area  to vote all PDP candidates  in the forthcoming  Legislative re-run elections as a means of consolidating.
In his remarks , Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area , Mr Samuel Nwanosike assured the governor  that  the  people of the area would vote massively  for PDP  candidates  during the rerun elections .
He said  that no level  of intimidation  would  sway the  people from the PDP.
State Commissioner of Works , Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu said the road is a critical economic  road. He noted that its reconstruction  would empower the people .

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Also speaking , State Health Commissioner , Dr Theophilus Odagme said the rehabilitation  of the General Hospital , Isiokpo  is part  of  Governor Wike’s comprehensive  upgrade  of 13 General Hospitals left to rot by Amaechi administration .
Simeon Nwakaudu ,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor , Electronic Media .

29th November , 2016.