Quality Of Rivers Roads Excites Amaechi


Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, said  his administration has constructed roads that are of high quality  in the State.

Governor Amaechi stated this  yesterday, at St. John’s Anglican Church, Rumueme, Port Harcourt, during the child dedication service of Master Godstime Samuel Ndubuisi, son of Venerable Jolly  Ndubuisi and his wife, Gold.

Governor Amaechi said his administration had spent funds to ensure that the roads in the State were durable and stood the test of time.

Some of the completed roads in the Port Harcourt area include Elekahia/Rumuomasi Road, Ikwerre Road, Oginigba/Trans-Amadi Road, Rumuola Road and Old Aba Road.

Amaechi said he had instructed the contractor handling the Okporo Road project to expand and dualize the road.

“I was on Okporo road and I wasn’t satisfied with the width of the road, so I have asked the contractor to expand the road further and dualize it. It will cost us more money but we will expand the road.  We want to do the roads in the State once and for all”, he declared.

Governor Amaechi further assured that the ongoing work on  Ada George Road, a key artery road in Port Harcourt, would be completed before the rainy season.

On Rumuolumeni and Eliparanwo Roads, Amaechi said  contract for the two roads would be awarded once the due process  was completed. He disclosed that the contract for Ogbogoro road has been awarded and work would soon commence on the road.

Governor Amaechi vowed to revoke all failing road contracts in Oyigbo Local Government Area if contractors failed to deliver them before the onset of the rains this year.

According to him, “almost all the roads in Oyigbo have been awarded but the contractors are not doing well. Anyone we are owing we are going to pay but anyone we have paid and its not working we‘ll cancel the contract “.

He stated that time was not on the side of his administration to deliver on its projects and urged the Commissioner of Works to delist any contractor that was not fully equipped to deliver on the project.

Governor Amaechi urged Ven. Jolly  Ndubuisi and his wife Gold, to bring up their child in a manner pleasing to God.

Venerable Ndubuisi who is the Vicar and Rector of St. John’s Anglican,church Rumueme had earlier expressed gratitude to God for blessing them with a child several years after marriage.

In his sermon, Most Rev. I. C. O. Katey, Archbishop, Niger Delta Province and Bishop, Diocese of  Niger Delta (North) of the Anglican communion, said God has power to do all things, and commended Rev. Ndubuisi and his wife for remaining committed and faithful to God in their period of marital challenge.

Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey who spoke on the theme,” With God Nothing Shall be Impossible”, he said it was not an easy experience to wait for the fruit of the womb for over 15 years as he described young  Godstime as “a miracle baby”.

He called on Christians to imitate the faith of Ven Ndubuisi and his wife as it demonstrates God’s ability to turn impossible things around for good.

Earlier in his remarks, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh represented by  Bishop Tubonimi Abere of Okrika Diocese commended the couple for being faithful and hopeful and prayed God to bless them more.

Acting Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt. Hon. Nestor Binabo (right) accompanied by the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Benson Dadigi (left) and the Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr. Austine Adigio (middle) during a visit to the Melford Okilo Memorial Hospital under construction in Yenagoa, recently.