Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reiterated his determination to complete all projects awarded by his administration before the expiration of his tenure.
Wike stated this during the inauguration of the Rumuekini/Aluu Road, traversing Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre Local Government Areas, performed by former Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim on Tuesday.
According to a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor explained that it was important that his successor initiate his own projects and not be burdened by uncompleted projects that are inherited.
According to Wike, his administration has never discriminated against any section of the state because developmental projects are delivered to every local government area.
“I have said, those of you and your communities who stood firm when somebody thought he was god. Because you committed to following us, there is nothing that will be given to you that will be too much.
“Nobody that will succeed me will complete any of my projects because I will complete all my projects before I go. I won’t leave any project burden for my successor. When the new person comes, let him initiate his projects.
“Before now, APC said we are doing roads only in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government. Now, they can’t talk again. We have commissioned projects in Khana, Gokana, Eleme. The other day we were in Akuku-Toru, yesterday we were in Emohua. We are a government for every Rivers person and every local government.”
The governor vowed never to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party knew there were problems and it was solving them with completed projects.
On the contrary, he claimed, the All Progressives Congress (APC) government that promised to solve the problems of Nigeria before assumption of power has kept giving excuses to justify its failure.
“I have told anybody who cares to listen. We are not those who are afraid that people will come after them so they want to run into another party. I’m not running to anywhere.
“How can I run from success to problem. People should ordinarily go from problem to success not the other way round. Rivers State is an asset to PDP.
“We have told Nigerians that PDP is the only hope of this country. It is a party that will make promise and fulfil it. We are proud to roll out projects everyday and this is the second week of project commissioning.”
Impressed by the quality of job delivered by ChrisJoe Nigeria Ltd, the indigenous firm that handled the Rumuekini /Aluu Road, Governor Wike announced the award of contract of the Aluu/Omagwa road to it.
According to him, he took the decision so that critics will see how his administration has also empowered indigenous contracting firms that have justified the trust in their capacity to deliver.
The governor recalled that while he was campaigning for office , he had promised to tackle infrastructural deficit in the Akpor axis of the State and today he can say authoritatively that all communities in Akpor kingdom have benefitted from various road projects.
“I have satisfied my conscience that I have done what I said will be done for you. When I came to Aluu to campaign, I also told them that they will not be left out in the scheme of things.
Inaugurating the Rumuekini /Aluu Road project, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim said he is delighted to associate with Wike because he has demonstrated through his projects that he is truly bonded with Rivers people and knows their needs.
According to Senator Anyim, it is this level of leadership that has enabled Wike to conceive projects that are tailored to meeting those needs, and eliminate the possibility of having white elephant projects.