Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has again assured that his administration will complete the Ogoni-Opobo-Andoni Unity road project within its lifespan.
Wike gave the assurance when the Amayanabo of Opobo Kingdom, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja led a delegation of chiefs, elders and women leaders on a courtesy visit to Government House, Port Harcourt.
The visit was to inform the governor and also invite him to be their special guest of honour at the forthcoming Opobo Kingdom Sesquicentenary celebration that will hold between 24th and 28th December, 2020.
Wike said the unity road project is important to his administration, which is why it must be completed and also to fulfil the promise he made to the Amayanabo that his people would drive home by road this December.
“The road to Opobo Town must be completed. It is a project that is key. I take it personal because I can’t be governor and it is not done.
“I had promised to make it possible for Opobo people to travel home by road this December. I will do everything humanly possible to fulfil that promise,” he said.
The governor also directed the state Surveyor General to commence surveying and measuring of the land in Opobo kingdom that was recently reclaimed by the state government so that the land can be allocated to the benefitting families.
Wike who expressed regrets that Nigeria hardly rewards hard work and people who have contributed so much to further its growth, particularly noted the landmark achievements of Prof. Sylvanus Cookey when he was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt.
According to the governor, Opobo people must continue to protect their rich history and do nothing to undermine it.
He assured them of government’s support towards the success of the activities to celebrate the 150 years of the establishment of Opobo Kingdom.
Governor Wike who noted that the Amayanabo of Opobo Kingdom and his people have been very supportive of his administration, urged them to continue in such stead and be assured that they will not be disappointed.