New Rivers at one: We have stabilised state economy – Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his administration had stabilised the economy of the state through strategic release of funds via payment of salaries and key projects.
Governor Wike explained that he started with the renewal of infrastructure in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, because both towns support majority of the population of the state.
The governor also assured the people of the state that key projects would be executed in all the 23 local government areas, saying no local government area would be denied the impact of good governance.
The governor spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt during a town hall meeting tagged ‘Accounting for Governor Nyesom Wike’s Administration: One Year After.’
He said: “We have stabilised the economy of Rivers State since we took of the reins of leadership in the state. We achieved the stabilisation of the economy by injecting N151billion as salaries and payment of contractors.
“These funds have helped us to rebuild our economy which was badly damaged by the immediate past administration.”
The governor promised that no project would be abandoned by his administration, as it would only award projects that would be completed within the life-span of his administration.
He said the renewal of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas had enhanced the economy of the state as more investors were confident to invest in the state.
He noted that 46 roads had been reconstructed under the Operation ‘Zero Potholes,’ 15 roads abandoned by the immediate past administration completed and 27 new one initiated by his administration had been completed and commissioned.
Wike also announced that the state government was building an Information Communication Technology, ICT, compliant security infrastructure to help fight crime and empower the security agencies to be more proactive.
Governor Wike informed that measures had been put in place to tackle cultism across the state.
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot