RIVERS STATE ISSUES A STERN WARNING AGAINST TRADING AROUND OKORO-NU-ODO FLYOVER.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 2, 2021
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has reiterated his administration commitment to ensure that Rivers people got the best they deserved.
Governor Wike stated this during the inauguration of the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover by the former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.
The Governor who noted that he had proved critics wrong with the completion of the flyover, emphasized that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP always fulfilled its promises made to the people, unlike the All Progressives Congress, APC that never kept to its promises.
He lauded Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for keeping to its promise by delivering the project ahead of the stipulated timeframe.
Governor Wike however, warned that he would not tolerate any form of trading within the flyover, noting that he will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone found trading or turning the flyover into a motor park.
He also called on the General Officer Commanding 6 Division and the Garrison Command of the Nigerian Army to caution officers and men of the division to stop henceforth the collection of fees from people and encouraging them to trade within the flyover.
Inaugurating the project, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke commended Governor Wike for providing basic infrastructure for Rivers people.
Donald Duke who observed that it was very rare to have people like Governor Wike, said he is proud to be associated with him and lauded Rivers people for their steadfastness and support to the Governor which has made him to succeed.
Earlier in his remarks and project description, the State Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie Amadi said the flyover which spanned Six Hundred and Forty-Two-Point-Seven-Five meters with street lights would ease transportation along the East-West Road and decongest traffic around the Okoro-Nu-Odo Area, adding that the people of the Niger Delta Region and the nation will be proud of the project as both users and beneficiaries.