RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has flaggedoff the reconstruction of the Airport-Ipo-OmademeOzuoha road to the agricultural heartland of Ikwerre Local Government Area. Governor Wike also flagged off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Isiokpo, aimed at providing quality healthcare services to the people. Performing the flag-off of the road, he regretted that it was unfortunate that the immediate past governor who hails from the area could not construct the road. “Those who produce what we eat in the cities must be given a sense of belonging. That is why we are here today to commence the construction of this all important roads. “We are here to wipe away the tears of the people. The former governor had the opportunity for eight years to construct this road which is in his home LGA, but neglected it. “In the next five months, I will be back to commission the road. Government must be relevant to the populace”. At the General Hospital, Isiokpo, the governor said the rehabilitation will be completed in record time with modern health facilities installed. Wike directed the contractor to rehabilitate the hospital in line with approved specifications and timelines. The governor also announced the construction of Isiokpo Internal Roads and the Rumuji-Iba-Isiokpo road, and urged the people of Ikwerre Local Government Area to vote all PDP candidates in the forthcoming legislative re-run election as a means of consolidation. In his remarks, Caretaker Committee Chairman,Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Nwanosike, assured the governor that the people would vote massively for PDP candidates during the re-run election. He said no level of intimidation would sway the people from the PDP. Commissioner of Works, Mr BathuelIheanyichukwu, said the road is a critical economic road and noted that its reconstruction would empower the people. Also speaking, the Health Commissioner, Dr Theophilus Odagme, said the rehabilitation of the general hospital, Isiokpo is part of Wike’s comprehensive upgrade of 13 general hospitals.