Communities Hail RSG Over Roads, Bridges


Following the recent flagging off of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo Road and bridge project by Governor Nyesom Wike, the people of the affected areas seem to have heaved a sigh of relief.
A cross section of the indigenes who spoke to The Tide, shortly after the ceremony expressed gratitude to Wike for deeming it necessary to upgrade the roads in fulfillment of his campaign promises.
A retired educationist, Mr Nfata Matthias who spoke to The Tide said opening up and upgrading the roads especially at Rumuji will further boost business activities in the ancient community.
According to him, the people of the area are not only known for being farmers but are also ardent business people.
He, however, called on the governor to fast-track the process in order to beat the rains.
Another indigene, Chief Uche Maduka who spoke to The Tide on the development said construction of the roads will further open up transport routes which were hitherto avoided by commercial taxi and bus operators.
He said when fully constructed, the roads and bridges will further enhance the evacuation of farm produce even as he called on the government to employ indigenes of the area during the construction work on the road and bridges.
It would be recalled that the governor while performing the flag off said the cultists that have keyed into the state government’s amnesty programme will be protected as long as they live within the ambit of the law.
He said the successes recorded in the amnesty programme have made it possible for the State government to execute projects in rural communities across the State.
Wike also promised to provide jobs for all those who have accepted the amnesty programme.