Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has threatened to sue Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) for allegedly not paying part fund for the reconstruction of a road leading to the port.
Wike issued the threat at the inauguration of N303 million 1.4- kilometer industrial road project as part of activities marking his one year in office on in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
He said the road project which linked the port, was meant to be funded by both the state government and NPA.
Wike said the industrial road was dilapidated when he approached the authority to assist the state government in the road’s reconstruction.
“We agreed with NPA and even signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to contribute for reconstruction of the road.
“After signing, NPA did not bring a dime – and today they are benefitting as economic activities have increased in the port.
“We have promised our people that we will not allow them to continue to suffer or allow people and organisations to play politics with projects.
“We are looking to take legal action in order to make NPA pay their part of funds for the project”, he said.
Wike said that in spite of challenges, the state government would embark on new projects and complete projects started by his administration.
The governor said that his administration was focused to reducing sufferings of people of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Wike also inaugurated 555 meters Njemanze-Abonnema Wharf road which cost N4 billion and 3.5km Borokiri New Road project.
The governor also laid foundation for construction of an Ecumenical Centre (for all Christian denominations) and a Pleasure Park awarded for N2.1 billion to be completed in eight months. (NAN)