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Wike pushes Treasure Park project harder

Nyesom-Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has brought push into the Treasure Park project on Aba Road where thousand seeking leisure and fun in the Garden City would relish in.

The governor has also expressed satisfaction with the pace of work at the site, stating that the project would be delivered on schedule (December 2016).

Speaking at the weekend when he inspected ongoing preliminary works at the project site, Governor Wike noted that his administration was committed to delivering the project.

He challenged the contractors (Julius Berger) to deliver all components of the project in line with international standards and the specifications set by the state government.

The governor said he would continue to monitor the execution of the project with constant vigilance to ensure that the contractors didn’t derail. The governor was accompanied on the inspection by a senator, Lee Maeba, former deputy chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, and the special adviser on special projects, Cyril Dum Wite.

Meanwhile, the governor had assured the Ogoni people that his administration would continue to execute critical infrastructural projects in the area for the sustained empowerment of the people. The coming rerun elections would be hottest in Ogoni areas where Magnus Abe seeks to return to the Senate from his new party, the APC.

The governor however told Ogoni stakeholders that his administration would complete the Sakpwenwa-Bori Road, the rehabilitation of the Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori and development of infrastructure at the Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori. The APC led federal government had launched the clean up of Ogoni earlier.

The governor noted at a forum at the polytechnic in the area that he had no plans to re-locate the Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic as alleged by some political opponents.

He noted that his plans for the school were to invest quality resources through increased grants and the execution  of  projects that would lead to the accreditation  of  all  the  academic programmes in the institution.

Wike said added that his administration had started the reconstruction of  the  security  architecture  in Ogoniland to ensure the protection  of the  people. He stated: “We have been able to make Port Harcourt and its environs safer for residents.  Now, we will improve on the security of Bori and other communities in Ogoniland. We are supporting security agencies through the provision of the necessary logistics to tackle crime. We will take the battle to the criminals in all their hideouts “.

He called on the people of the Ogoni ethnic nationality to always support the state government to execute more projects in the area.