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.
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 .
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.