Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his administration would commence a comprehensive rehabilitation of all prominent model schools in the state.
Speaking after the inspection of dilapidated Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, yesterday, Governor Wike regretted that most of the model schools were allowed to rot by the former administration.
He disclosed that a committee had been set up by the administration to compile the list of schools that would need immediate intervention.
According to the governor, “The committee will also compile all the facilities needed to put the schools in shape for proper learning to take place.”
He also directed officials of the state Ministry of Education to check the trespass on schools by residents.
“I was shocked by the deplorable condition that the immediate past administration left the Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri. This school has produced several notable personalities in the state, and we shall restore all facilities.
“We are also working towards restoring all prominent model schools across the state. A committee has been set up to draw up a list of schools and the necessary requirements to revive such schools.”
Governor Wike noted that education remained one of his priorities, assuring that his administration would revive the state’s education sector which, according to him, was left in comatose by the immediate past administration.
Also yesterday, Governor Wike said that his administration would rehabilitate the roads in Mbiama suburb of Port Harcourt, adding that rehabilitation of roads at Borikiri would be extended to the area.
The governor was accompanied on the inspection tour by former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Austin Opara, and former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo.
In a related development, Governor Wike has charged the people of Rumuokurusi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area to always support government-sponsored infrastructural projects.
Governor Wike, who gave the charge when he paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the Rumuokurusi-Igwuruta-Eneka road under construction by Lubrik Construction Company, LCC, urged the community to create conducive atmosphere for the contractors to do their job and deliver same on target.
The governor had earlier inspected the Industry Road in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.

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