In line with his commitment to the welfare of civil servants in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed  the payment  of  April and May salaries of the employees.

Governor Wike assured the civil servants that their welfare would be given priority by his administration.

The governor inherited the two months’ salaries from the immediate past administration in the state. He also expressed his commitment to promoting the interest of all residents of the state.

In a related development, Wike stated that funding will not be a challenge in the state to government’s determination to rehabilitate and reconstruct roads  in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

He stated this during his inspection of the East West-Elelenwo-Trans Amadi-Garrison Road which has a bridge on Wednesday. Governor Wike told the contractors that his administration had taken steps to ensure that road projects are well-funded.

He charged the contractor handling the East West-Elelenwo-Trans Amadi-Garrison Road to work towards the completion date.

The governor, however, asked the contractor to focus on the road with less attention on the bridge for now, so that the four months’ completion date will be realised.

He said the East West-Elelenwo-Trans Amadi-Garrison Road is important to the economy of the town as it cuts across a major commercial zone.

Wike said: “I am not satisfied with the pace of work on this road, but I understand the reason for the slow pace. We will  pay the  contractor  next week  and we expect  him to  complete  the  project  within four  months.”


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