Gov Wike
Gov Wike

RIVERS State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the rains will not stop the massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of key roads going on across the state.
Addressing residents of Iwofe road after inspecting the on-going project on Friday, Governor Wike said despite the challenges posed by the rains, all road projects will progress as scheduled. The governor said that the execution of the critical road projects will not be hampered by funding as the state government took loans to complete them.
He said that so far, the contractors have been working in line with approved specifications and schedule.
He, however, said that going forward any contractor that fails to meet the terms of contractual agreement will face the necessary sanctions.
“Despite the challenges posed by the rains, these major roads under construction will be executed as scheduled by my administration.
“These are major roads that are critical to the residents of these areas for which we took loans to reconstruct them. Their execution will continue as scheduled and we will not allow any contractor to perform below expectations “, Governor Wike said.
Commenting on the slow pace of work at the Obio/Akpor International Market, the governor directed the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works to ensure that the contractor deploys more equipment and personnel to the project site.
In his remarks, chairman of MCC, contractors handling Iwofe road project, Senator John Mbata assured the governor that his company would deliver on schedule.
The governor also inspected Rukpakwolusi -Eligbolu road where he noted that the contractor will mobilise to site shortly.


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