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2015-2019: Behold, Nigeria’s Commander Of Projects

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In four years, Chief Nyesom EzenwoWike, Governor of Rivers State has emerged as Nigeria’s most remarkable success story in good governance, pro-people politics, empathetic leadership and commitment to the improvement of the fortunes of Rivers State and her people.
Through creative implementation of the New Rivers Development Blueprint and the prudent application of scarce resources, Governor Wike has turned Rivers State into the cynosure of all eyes. Nationally and internationally, Rivers State has been recognised as the best performing state, despite the political distractions and economic difficulties created by the powers that be.
Right from his swearing in on May 29, 2015 till date, Governor Wike has entrenched the right form of governance for the development of the state. On his first day as Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike appointed the State Acting Chief Judge, the State Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal and flagged off the Operation Zero Potholes Programme.
The development of a New Rivers State started in line with the New Rivers Development Blueprint. It commenced on day one . The entire first term has been action-packed, with the delivery of pro-people projects and programmes.
Over four years, Governor Wike has delivered roads, schools, hospitals, new courts, modern markets, security infrastructure, empowerment programmes, reclaimed communities, tourist sites, jetties, sports facilities, housing projects, water supply, agricultural projects among others.
By virtue of his superlative performance, GovernorWike has earned himself different names of appreciation across the globe. He is called “Mr Projects”, an appellation conferred on him by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Rivers people call him “Talk and Do” Governor because of his promise keeping status. Governor Wike is synonymous with delivery of projects and the empowerment of the people.
The 2015-2019 journey has been remarkable in all respects. It has placed the good of the people in the front-burner and created the right framework for the emergence of a New Rivers, which was the basis for the social contract between NyesomEzenwoWike and the good people of Rivers State.
Road Infrastructure
Governor Wike has created a world class network of roads across Rivers State with the multiplier effect of improved economy, rapid social growth and de-congestion of traffic in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
The investments in world class roads and bridges have been handled by reputable international and renowned local contractors. Key roads have been dualised, while Governor Wike has initiated and completed over 150 roads across the state.
In four years, Governor Wike has executed the most outstanding roll-out of roads under the present dispensation. The governor’s integrated Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP) has transformed the landscape of Rivers State.
By investing about 70percent of the State Capital Expenditure on Road Development, Governor Wike has connected the entire state. Also, he has completed all major roads inherited from past administrations in the state
Similarly, Governor Wike within the past four years initiated new roads to expand the State’s existing road network and connectivity;
.Improved road network in urban/residential neighbourhoods; and
·Expanded existing road network in the highly urbanised Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.
ª%Several key roads to different parts of the state have impacted the economy of semi-urban and rural communities. The administration has constructed internal roads across the state.
(i) Provision of Internal roads
1. Abonnema town (completed)
2. AmadiAma community (completed)
3. Elele-Alimini community (Phases 1 and Phase 1 completed)
4.Isiokpo town (Phases 1 &Phase 1 completed)
5. Omoku town (completed)
6. Okochiri community (completed )
7. Ozuboko community (completed)
8. Odiokwu Internal Roads (ongoing)
Urban Neighbourhood Roads
Governor Wike renewed and improved the roads in several urban neighbourhoods in the State capital and revived the social and economic life of residents of these areas. The uplifted neighbourhoods include:
. Ogbu-nu-abalineighbourhood;
. DiobuNeighbourhood;
. Port Harcourt township/Borokiri neighbourhood
. Old and New Government Reservation Areas ;
.Trans Amadi Industrial layout and adjoining neighbourhood;
. Rumuepirikom community neighbourhood;
. Woji community neighbourhood
. Ozubuko/Amadi-Ama /Abuloma neighbourhood iconic roads.
. Dualisation of Sakpenwa-Bori Road
This is one of the most important road projects since the creation of Rivers State. This road has been a source of vain political promises. Governor Wike pledged to construct this road which connects Tai, Gokana, Khana, Opobo-Nkoro and Andoni Local Government Areas to the heart of the state capital and he has delivered on that promise.
. Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road
This road started by the Odili administration was abandoned by the immediate past administration in the state. Governor Wike has connected the Ancient Opobo town by road. Since December 2018, Opobo people started driving into the ancient kingdom.
Governor Wike received the Golden Key to the city of Opobo as the first governor to drive into the ancient island.
The Amayanabo of Opobo Kingdom , King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, presenting the key to Governor Wike, thanked him for building the road.
Similarly, key communities of Andoni Local Government Area have been connected by road, while the road is heading to NGO, the headquarters of Andoni LGA.
. Woji-Elelenwo Dual Carriageway
This is a Dual Carriageway and Bridge, a major inter-change between three local government areas of Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt and Eleme. The road was awarded in 2009, but the previous administration failed to fund it, leading to its abandonment in 2012.
Governor Wike re-started the project because of its relevance to the economy of the state. The Wike administration completed the road and the bridge. The road is an alternative route to Trans-Amadi-Slaughter Road. The road was constructed on a swampy area, with a beautiful flyover, streetlights, an under-pass and 750 metre bridge.
.Obiri-Ikwerre Airport Dual Carriageway
This is a 12. 2 kilometre Dual Carriageway that is an alternative route to the Port Harcourt International Airport. This road has eased travel time. Before the reconstruction of the Obiri-Ikwerre Airport Road by the Wike administration, the road was impassable due to abandonment.
.Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Slaughter-Woji-Elelenwo Road
This is an 8.4 kilometre road completed by Governor Wike in the heart of the Rivers State capital. The Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Slaughter-Woji-Elelenwo Road which leads to the economic nerve centre of Rivers State is a major contribution to the growth of the state.
Fitted with 16 telecommunication ducts on the two sides of the dual-carriageway, the Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Slaughter-Woji-Elelenwo Road has six bridges and seven exquisitely designed roundabouts with delicately placed walkways and gardens.
The contract was awarded by the immediate past administration in 2009 but abandoned due to lack of funding. Upon assumption of office, Governor Wike financed the execution of the project through Internally Generated Revenue.
. Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu Road and Chokocho -Igbo-Etche-Rumuokurushi Inter- Change
The Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu road is a 16 kilometre road that is key to the evacuation of agricultural products from Etche LGA.
The Chokocho -Igbo-Etche-Rumuokurushi Inter- Change is another road that serves farmers in the area. Governor Wike delivered both roads in record time.
.Igwuruta- Chokocho Road
The Igwuruta-Chokocho Federal Road was abandoned by the Federal Government foe over 20 years , cutting off the Etche people from the rest of Rivers State. The reconstruction of the road was flagged off in January, 2016 and completed within seven months by the Wike administration.
.Abuloma-Woji Road
This Road was abandoned by the Amaechi administration at less than 30 percent completion stage . Governor Wike upon assumption of duty, mobilised the contractor for the completion of the important project.
The dual carriageway of 1.672 kilometers has a bridge of about 207.5metres long, and 20 meters road-width with a total of 63 beams.
.Airport–Ipo-Omademe -Ozuoha Road
This 22 .3 kilometre road cuts across different agrarian communities of Ikwerre Local Government Area. It is a key project that helps farmers convey their wares to markets in Port Harcourt.
.Nkpogu Bridges
Governor Wike constructed the two Nkpogu Bridges which makes access to the NLNG Office and other business districts in Port Harcourt possible.
Land Reclamation/Sand-Filling
This is one of the key ways of expanding access to land for different communities.
The Wike administration has reclaimed lands in Abalama and Bakana communities of Asari-Toru and Degema LGAs.
Also, 18 hectares of land reclamation and sand-filling at Nkpogu/Ogbnabali;
and14 hectares of land reclamation and sand-filling at Eagle Island.
.Shore Protection
The administration embarked on shore protection for the following Ndoni communities
· Aze-Azaga community
· Isukwa community
· Owikwu community
· Obiofu community; and
· Utu community
Quality Healthcare Delivery
Since taking over the reins of leadership on May 29, 2019, Governor Wike has revitalised and fortified the primary healthcare system; restored and rehabilitated the long-abandoned General Hospitals;
And established a medical school in the State’s University to enhance the training of health personnel for the State.
He also restored and upgraded the Schools of Health Science and Technology as well as that of Nursing and Midwifery.
The Wike administration has also partnered with the private sector to develop and ensure efficient healthcare delivery in the State.
The administration renovated 17 existing primary Healthcare Centres and built
three new primary healthcare centres at Bile, Mgbuosimini and Ogbakiri communities.; and
To strengthen Secondary Healthcare, Governor Wike reconstructed
12 existing but completely abandoned General Hospitals, namely:
Abua General Hospital, Abua Local Government Area;
Nchia General Hospital, Eleme Local Government Area.
Isiokpo General Hospital, Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Rumuigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
Abonnema General Hospital, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.
.Bodo General Hospital, Gokana Local Government Area.
Opobo General Hospital, Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area.
.Ngo General Hospital, Andoni Local Government Area.
.Emohua General Hospital, Emohua Local Government Area.
.Buguma General Hospital, Asari-Toru Local Government Area.
.Eberi General Hospital, Omuma Local Government Area.
.Okrika General Hospital, Okrika Local Government Area
.There is the ongoing completion of four Zonal Hospitals the administration inherited from the previous administration;
.Ongoing construction of additional zonal hospital at Omoku
. Completed the Mother and Child Hospital, Port Harcourt;
. Constructed 22 nos. Of 3-bedromm Doctors Residential Quarters;
Introduced the N500,000,000.00 interest-free Private Hospitals Support Loan Fund.
Tertiary Healthcare
The administration has embarked on the
Upgrading Braithwaite Memorial Hospital to Teaching Hospital for the Rivers State University.
The Wike administration also procured and installing new equipment and facilities worth 6 million United States Dollars in the hospital.
Improving the Quality of Education
Governor Wike inherited a decayed education sector. By the roadside, the immediate past administration created the impression that it has made inroads into the sector. But the story in the communities was disheartening.
Since 2015, Governor Wike has embarked on the revival of the education sector. This has expanded access to quality education.
In doing this, the Wike Administration increased budgetary allocation to the education sector, strengthened the implementation of Universal Basic Education, rehabilitated and equipped schools and improved infrastructure in tertiary schools
Basic Education
The administration achieved the following
· reconstructed 175 primary schools, including classroom blocks, landscaping and the provision of water, toilet facilities and power generators;
· supplied furniture and equipment to over 100 primary and Junior Secondary Schools;
· supplied sports and information and communication Technology equipment to a record number of Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.
· provided training to basic education teachers across the state; and
· completed the construction of the Headquarters building of the State Universal Basic Education Board.
.Senior Secondary Education
This is one area where key interventions by the Wike administration have been appreciated by Rivers people.
Aside upgrading 11 junior secondary schools senior secondary schools, the administration cleared all salaries owed to teachers and security contractors in the State’s secondary schools and ensured the regular payment of salaries to the secondary school teachers, pensioners and other staff.
The administration also subsidised the registration fees for Rivers State students undertaking the West African School Certificate Examination (WAEC) and the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) and sustained provision of science equipment, chemicals, materials and consumables to all secondary schools in the state for WASSCE and NECO examinations;
The most outstanding in this sub-sector is the reconstruction of 13 Secondary Schools, out of which six have been completed, furnished and equipped:
In the under-listed schools, the reconstruction involved Classrooms and teachers’ Science and arts laboratories, Sports and recreational facilities; Dedicated water sources and power generator for regular electricity; Perimeter fencing and gate for improved security; New hostel blocks and Assembly halls.
They include:
1. Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta (completed)
2 Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori (completed)
3Nyemoni Grammar School Abbonema(completed)
4 Government Secondary School, Ogu(completed)
5. Government Secondary School, Onne(completed)
6. Bonny National Grammar School, Bonny (completed)
7. Community Secondary School, Bille(ongoing)
8. Government Secondary School, Okarki(ongoing)
9. Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada (ongoing)
10. Government Secondary School, Abua(ongoing)
11. Community Secondary School, Ubima(ongoing)
12. Model Primary School, Mgbuosimini, Rumueme (completed)
13. Construction Of Model Primary School, Abara Etche .ª%Tertiary Education
.Rivers State University
From the very beginning, Governor Wike started improving the infrastructure at the Rivers State University. The administration improved the funding of the university which led to the accreditation of all programmes earlier denied accreditation.
Similarly, Governor Wike has given approval for the recruitment of new staff at the Rivers State University.
Key infrastructural projects delivered at the institution include:
ª%Faculty of Law Building
ª%Faculty of Management Sciences Building
ª% Faculty of Science and Technical Education Building
ª%College of Medical Sciences Building
.Other Tertiary Institutions
ª%Key funding interventions for Captain ElechiAmadi Polytechnic Port Harcourt; the Kenule Beason Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, and the Ignatius Ajuru University, Rumuolumeni have led to improved infrastructure in these schools. Each of the institutions got N200million from the State Government.
. The State Government is upgrading Rivers State School of Nursing and Midwifery while a scholarship programme with the PAMO University of Medical Sciences to train 100 students of Rivers State origin for the next five years is on course.
.Administration of Justice
As a life bencher who believes in the rule of law, Governor Wike has made access to justice as a cardinal goal of his administration. On the very first day of his administration, Governor Wike opened the courts closed by the immediate past administration for two years.
The revival of the Judiciary stands out as one of the mostoutstanding achievements of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike since he assumed office as the elected governor of Rivers State.
Right from the very beginning on the day of his inauguration, Governor Nyesom EzenwoWike kick-started the process of rebuilding the battered structures of the state judiciary. On May 29, 2015 after taking his oath of office, Governor Wike in his inaugural address announced the appointment of an Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Daisy Okocha and an Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Christy Gabriel-Nwankwo. These two key judicial officers were sworn in on the 1st of June, 2015. This was the beginning of the visionary revival of the Rivers State Judiciary.
Four years down the line, Governor Wike’s administration has appointed new heads of our courts and filled all existing vacancies in the State’s High Court and Customary Court of Appeal.
Nwakaudu is Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media.
To be continued…

 

Simeon Nwakaudu

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100 Days In Office: Wike Remains Nigeria’s Best Performing Governor

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After the first 100 days of his well deserved second term, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lived up to the expectations of the people of the State. By far, he remains the best performing Governor in Nigeria. This is a position he intends to maintain till the expiration of his second mandate.

Right from the beginning of his second term, Governor Wike set out with an agenda to maintain the good works of his administration. All through the key sectors, the Rivers State Governor continued to deliver the very best for Rivers people.

Taking his oath for a second term, Governor Wike outlined the key areas that his government would concentrate on to improve the living standard of the people. On his inauguration day, Governor Wike assured Rivers people that he will tackle security, environmental sanitation, job creation, further infrastructural development, quality education for the people, improve healthcare, develop agriculture and economic development.

Since May 29, 2019, Governor Wike has kept his promise to the people of Rivers State. He has continued with infrastructural development, enhanced the state’s security architecture, developed a framework for environmental sanitation and set the framework for general economic development.

 

His commitment to the rapid growth of Rivers State is growing by the day. The results of his administration’s investments are visible, even to the most critical opponents.

There are pointers that Governor Wike will continue to wax stronger in governance as he progresses in his second term. He has launched key programmes in the education, health and security sectors of the economy.

EDUCATION

One of the key achievements in the first one hundred days of Governor Wike’s second term is the abolishment of all forms of fees and levies in primary and secondary schools.

The Governor explained that his administration abolished all forms of fees to encourage less privileged parents to send their children to school.

By 2020, the Rivers State Government will commence the payment of fees for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for all indigenes and non-indigenes in the state.

To improve the quality of education in the state, Governor Wike established the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools. This committee has led to private schools improving the standard of their staff and facilities.

For public schools, Governor Wike has continued to develop quality facilities in the Basic, Senior Secondary and the Tertiary Education levels. Some of the projects executed across the education sector would be inaugurated as part of the governor’s first 100days.

HEALTH

The Health sector has received a major boost in Governor Wike’s First 100days in his second term . The administration has commenced the process of equipping recently completed Zonal Hospitals to take quality tertiary healthcare closer to the people.

The Zonal Hospital, Degema and Zonal Hospital, Bori, have been completed and the equipping process is ongoing. The final construction works at the Mother and Child Hospital are ongoing. The equipment of the Hospital are on ground for installation.

Governor Wike abolished the payment of user-fees for persons living with HIV/AIDS to ensure that more persons access treatment at state-owned health facilities. Governor Wike said that the state government will take over the payment of the user-fees to encourage more Rivers people to seek treatment for HIV/AIDS.

 

In the last 100days, the Rivers State Government has enterred into a partnership with the United States Centre for Disease Control to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commended the United States Government for working with the State Government to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the State.

Under this partnership, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) administered by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is implementing an Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) surge program in Rivers state to identify and provide treatment to approximately 180,000 PLHIV who have not previously received such.

Governor Wike has approved the commencement of public ambulance service by the State Ministry of Health. The Ambulances would be parked at strategic locations in major towns for the purpose of responding to distress calls. The phone numbers of the ambulance service have been circulated.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

In the course of the first 100 days in office, Governor Wike has executed two key projects that will enhance the economic development of Rivers State.

The Fruit Garden Market and the Rumuwoji (Mile One) Market in the heart of Port Harcourt, are two projects that will help in empowering traders, promote safety and environmental sanitation. The Markets are set for business after Commissioning and the traders are happy.

PROMOTION OF SECURITY

Across the country, insecurity has become the order of the day. This further heightened by the failure of the Federal Government to properly fund the Federal Security agencies.

To promote security of lives and property in the state, Governor Wike launched a new security architecture, codenamed Operation Sting. This is a modern security outfit with the relevant technology, funding and logistics to tackle insecurity.

The State Government donated 116 Patrol Vans fitted with communication equipment to Operation Sting. The Administration also donated 8 armoured fitted gunboats, to tighten coastal security and protect the state’s waterways from the activities of criminals; 2 Armoured Personnel Carriers for Police swift response actions; 450 hand-held mobile radios to enhance communication.

TASK FORCE ON STREET TRADING, ILLEGAL MARKETS AND MOTOR PARKS

In a bid to sanitise the streets and return Port Harcourt to its Garden City status, Governor Wike inaugurated the State Government’s Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks.

Inaugurating the Task Force   at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the Task Force is a product of law, following his assent of the Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets & Motor Parks (Prohibition) Bill No. 8 of 2019 .

The operatives of the Task Force were profiled by the Department of State Services and the Police.

The Task Force has started work. The results of their work have gladdened the hearts of Rivers people, with Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas regaining their beauty. The streets are wearing a new look with sanity and security .

Closely linked to this achievement is the improvement of environmental sanitation in the state capital.

COMMISSIONING OF PROJECTS

As part of the 100days in office, Governor Wike will inaugurate some completed projects in different parts of the state. These projects emphasise the importance of accountability and service to the people.

The projects lined up for inauguration include: Bonny Street, AdakaBoro/Elliot Henry Streets, Community Secondary School, Ubima Birabi Street , Rumukwurusi Elelenwo – Akpajo road and Sea bed Model School.

Others are: Rumuwoji Market, –   Government Craft Centre, Civil Servants Quarters, Real Madrid Academy; SUG Secretariat RSU , Fruit Garden Market , Rivers State NLC Labour Secretariat and Shell Location Road, Rumuepirikom.

MORE PROJECTS CLOSE TO INAUGURATION

After the first 100days of the second term, the Wike Administration will roll out another set of major projects undergoing finishing touches. These projects include the Mother and Child Hospital, the Government Secondary School, Abua, the Zonal Hospitals in Bori, Degema and Ahoada, Judges Quarters among others.

STILL RECREATING RIVERS STATE

The first 100days of Governor Wike’s second term has shown that the administration is still recreating the state. He is still in the business of building a new Rivers State.

The Governor is carefully applying scarce resources to ensure Rivers State gets value for money. It is obvious that the State is on the right path to the consolidation of development. Truly, Rivers people were right to insist of the re-election of Governor Wike.

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: NIGERIAN AMBA-SSADOR TO SPAIN APPLAUDS GOVERNOR WIKE

The Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Susan Aderonke Folarin has commended the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike for his love for children.

She also applauded the governor for investing in the development of youths and also ensuring that the talents abound them do not go to waste.

Ambassador Folarin gave the commendation when she played host to the players of Banham Model School Port Harcourt who have been sponsored by the Rivers State Government on a two-week training programme to the prestigious Real Madrid Academy, Spain.

She urged the boys to be good Ambassadors of Nigeria wherever the future takes them.

Ambassador Folarin did not forget to applaud the efforts of their sponsor and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

While thanking God for the privileges they’ve enjoyed, the boys also did not forget to thank the Rivers State Government for investing in them.

With their visit finally over, the boys then proceeded then headed back to the Real Maddrid Academy to continue with their training programme.

 

WE ARE DEVEL-OPING PORT HARCOURT PLEASURE PARK INTO A WORLD TOURIST ATTRACTION SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration is developing the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park into a major global tourist attraction.

Addressing journalists on Friday after inspecting the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park Cinema completed by his administration, Governor Wike said that key facilities are being developed to improve the quality of experience at the Park.

He described the new Cinema Constructed within the Park as a five star facility that raises the standard of entertainment available to people in the Niger Delta.

”We have just completed a five-star cinema within the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park. This cinema is about the best in the country.

”It will offer first class entertainment to the people of the region and beyond. Instead of going to Dubai for relaxation and tourism, you come over to Port Harcourt to enjoy the pleasure of this Park “, he said.

Governor Wike said that the Rivers State Government will continue to develop new facilities that will complement existing structures within the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park.

The Governor said that the new Cinema would be thrown open to the Public after the Commissioning programme on September 11, 2019.

He said that his administration is determined to ensure that the beauty of Port Harcourt is restored and Port Harcourt made a major tourism destination in the country.

Governor Wike expressed happiness that sanity is returning to the streets of Port Harcourt, with the Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal markets and motor Parks doing a splendid job.

Governor Wike also inspected ongoing projects in GRA and other parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

He said that the administration will roll out several projects to mark the first one hundred days of his second term.

Nwakaudu is Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media.

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100 Days In Office: Gov Wike, Best In Nigeria-Residents

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Residents of Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State bare their minds in view of the developmental strides of Governor Nyesom Wike, who has made marks in the business of governance in the state, especially as he marks the first 100 days in his second tenure, where numerous projects executed by his administration are ready for commissioning.

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Comrade Ndubueze Eze, Chairman, Mile One Market Traders’ Association (MOMTA) My reaction to the governor’s 100 days in office is that within the space of four and half years in the saddle of governance of Rivers State, he was able to keep to his electioneering promises, especially on projects execution and service delivery to Rivers people.
The governor has carved a development niche for himself by giving the traders a new lease of life, where he built one of the best markets in Africa with standard and lasting facilities for the accommodation of traders who had yearned for such opportunity before now.
As Chairman of Mile 1 Market Traders’ Association, I have travelled far and wide in West Africa, I have never come across any project of this magnitude before now. I, therefore, appreciate the governor’s good gesture in this direction.
We the traders, have resolved to rally round His Excellency for more positive development in the years ahead, while wishing him better years with divine strength , focus, direction and protection in the leadership of the state.

Comrade Sunny
Oko-Jaja, Labour Leader Governor Nyesom Wike has remained the people’s leader who deserves more heights in the saddle of governance of the oil-rich state since assumption of power some four and half years ago.
In view of his style in leadership, even a blind man can attest that the award-winning Mr Projects was able to build bridges of development across the state, within the past years, where numerous projects have been earmarked for commissioning to commemorate his first one hundred days in government, such as the Mile One and Fruit Garden Ultra-modern markets with international-standard facilities that stand the test of time.

Anyone with clear eyes will see that the governor has been able to prove enemies of the state wrong by providing unprecedented development projects to Rivers people, thereby putting smiles on their faces, especially the traders who lacked conducive environment to do their business.
Wike deserves more encomiums and remains the best performing governor in Nigeria, based on physical development, which would soon be unveiled for use.

Engr. Benedict Nwaorehu, Tourism Expert Governor Nyesom Wike will soon mark his first one hundred days in office with the commissioning of numerous development projects, including a world-class cinema hall at the Pleasure Park, Port Harcourt, ultra-modern markets at Mile 1 and Fruit Garden along Kaduna street in Port Harcourt, modest in all educational structure with standard facilities at Government Craft Development Centre and the Real Madrid Football Academy at Elekahia heros and the Students’ Union secretariat at the Rivers State University, among others which speaks volume for this administration.
The governor, as a tourism-friendly leader, was able to tackle insecurity which, before now, battered the state with cultism, militancy and other social vices being gradually phased out. Wike’s governance style remains the best across Africa and, therefore, I commend him and his team for these achievements so far in governance and assure of my support to this well articulated gesture as he celebrates and commission of these projects.

Mrs Ngozi Toby, Technician
The giant strides recorded by Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration, thus far, are legendary and are testaments of his forthrightness and uncommon vision to leave Rivers State better than he met it on May 29, 2015, we are particularly gladdened by the wonderful love and affection he had shown to stronger elements in the state.
By the bold steps of the governor to provide for the people, numerous developmental projects across the 23 local government areas of the state, his name is written in gold to prove wrong detractors who never wished the state well. For providing world-class structures and facilities in all the areas to be commissioned, he was able to fulfill his electioneering campaign promises to the people some years ago remain indelible in the hearts of Rivers people.
As he celebrates his first one hundred days anniversary and the commissioning of projects, I salute his diligence and persevering spirit. I pray that God Almighty will preserve, protect and direct his path in the years ahead.

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100 Days: ‘Gov Wike, Best In Nigeria’

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Alhaji Ibrahim Hero Aliu
Vice Chairman, Fruit Garden Market Association You don’t know how excited I am towards Governor Nyesom Wike.
We know these projects, some of which he has been doing while in leadership since 2015 to date as remarkable, result-oriented and dynamic.
I know he has a good plan on how to commission the markets, among others, as well as the sharing formula of each stall and shed to traders without conflict. I pray for a successful celebration.
We, the Fruit Garden traders are solidly behind the governor for all these testimonials as he bequeaths to the people meaningful developmental projects.
The governor to me is traders-friendly due to his care for us since he became governor in 2015. Apart from assisting us financially after the fire incident, he assured us of providing an enabling environment for doing our business, he was able to accomplish such promise.
Apart from the markets, roads, schools and hospitals, the welfare of the people had been taken care of by the talk-and-do governor.
Above-all, we salute His Excellency for the rare service to humanity. We pray for good health, more vision and wisdom in the governance of the state with more projects to the shame of his detractors.
Once again, we commend the governor and also assure him and his government of our unflinching support to enable him continue to discharge his functions effectively, especially as he marks his first one hundred days in office in this second term.

Engr Obari Ozigi, Educationist
It is a thing of joy to experience the dividends of democracy at the grassroots through the efforts of Governor Nyesom Wike since he assumed responsibility of the state over four years ago.
The governor has created a marvelously conducive environment and world-class structures and facilities today in all the public schools to enable children, especially those in the state, to benefit under his government.
For instance, the governor was able to put lasting structure and equipment at the Government Craft Development Centre (GCDC) on Aba Road whose facilities before now were found to be decayed and abandoned by previous administrations in the state. I really appreciate the governor for giving hope to the children of this institution by providing well-refined educational facilities to enable them achieve the best in life.
I also appeal to him, as he marks his first one hundred days in office, to extend his educational largesse to the rural areas especially by siting a technical college in each of the 23 local government areas of Rivers State for those out there to benefit from this wonderful dividend.
We at the GCDC assure him of our unalloyed loyalty and support to enable him do more?

Dr Oluchi Oguzie, Administrator
Your Excellency, Chief Nyesom Wike, Governor of our dear Rivers State, you have really done well in governance by providing democracy dividends to the people of the state, especially on service delivery in the area of projects execution which stands as testament of good governance. It is unbelievable to behold the meaningful development projects executed being commissioned, within a short time period. By this singular performance, Mr Projects has been able to fulfill his promises to the people on service delivery in his second term.
I, therefore, use this opportunity to commend the dexterity of the governor while celebrating his administration’s first one hundred days in office.

Comrade Emeka John-Africa, Secretary, Rivers State Zonal Market Association
It is noteworthy of the stride of Governor Nyesom Wike in the pinnacle of power for being able to provide succour at least to Rivers people, in the provision of lasting structure in the case of the Labour House which had been abandoned years back by previous leadership.
While the governor is on course to commission these wonderful projects, I commend his feat and urge the people to reciprocate such gesture for him to do more.
As you match towards greatness in governance of the state, we remain committed towards actualizing the goals of your administration. I thank you for showing quality leadership dexterity for blissful future for Rivers State.

Lolia Wariso, Student
I use this opportunity to appreciate our indefatigable and development-minded Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for placing high premium on the education of students, especially Rivers children as he has been able to accommodate them in his government policies and programmes. I commend Mr Projects and students-friendly governor for giving the students a world-class secretariat at the Rivers State University, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt.
I pray the Almighty God to give him more wisdom, vision and strength to forge better in the saddle of power.
With these strides, I doff my hat for this unique father of all fathers in Rivers State in particular and the Niger Delta region in general. Once more, Rivers Students remain loyal and supportive to your government as you mark your one hundred days in office. Congratulations, sir!

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