A non-governmental organisation, the Opobo Progressive Association (OPA), Ndoki, in Oyigbo local government area says the construction of Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro unity road and the execution of water project in the area are a welcome development.
In a statement in Afam-Ndoki last Monday by its Chairman, Senibo Simeon Jack Tolofari and Secretary, Ms Patricia Wariso, the group expressed the delight of the people of Opobo/Nkoro with Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike over the development, recalling how the people were in the past subjected to untold hardship as a result of bad roads and lack of potable drinking water.
It regretted that successive administrations in the state were insensitive and unconcerned to their plight despite several complaints to them and thanked Wike for giving them the much-desired attention.
The group stated that Opobo/Nkoro was strategic in the economic growth of the state and the country and as such, deserved better treatment.
It pointed out that as a coastal community that was rapidly growing in population, there was the need to pay attention to the development of Opobo/Nkoro with emphasis on security and environmental sanitation, adding that Wike’s style of leadership should be emulated by other of politicians.
It congratulated Wike on his recent award as Silverbird’s ‘Governor of the Year 2017’ and The Sun Newspaper ‘Man of the Year 2017’, among others, stressing that they were testimonials for his hardwork and commitment to good governance.