Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has knocked those accusing him of concentrating development in Portharcourt.
Acccording to him, he would soon surprised them by starting to commission massive projects in 23 local government areas of the state.
The Governor made this known during the commissioning of some roads located in the New GRA phase 2 in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area by the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintri.
The statement released by Wike’s Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said that the expansion of the road was done in line with urban renewal programme of his administration.
The statement reads: “Today, if you come here in the night you’ll think it’s one of the areas in advance countries. So, we are very grateful that the communities gave us the support and gave the contractors the support without any inhibition. This job was done and met the specifications with drainage all through.
“Let me warn some of you who have abandoned where there is market and those who say you’re Bureau-D- Change people, nobody must trade along these roads.”
“I hear they are going to celebrate their 150 years as Opobo nation. They have never seen roads in their life. But today, by the grace of God, they are going by road.
“And by January, we are going there to commission the road leading to Opobo directly, no more going by water”, he said.
Reacting to the development projects embarked upon by Wike, Governor Fintiri said that the Rivers State Governor has shown that he has uncommon vision.
He said: “It is really a rare privilege to commission landmark projects in Port Harcourt, the heartbeat of the South-South. I am here because Governor Nyesom Wike, the irrepressible democrat has demonstrated an uncommon vision and rare courage in working for the Rivers people and advancing the unity of our country.
“Nowhere has governor Wike demonstrated this than in the constant and consistent liaison with his fellow colleague governors such as my humble self in the North. Let me assure the government and good people of Rivers State that the difference that Wike is making in Rivers State is unprecedented and can hardly be equalled.”