Written by on July 2, 2021

Rivers State Government has flagged off the sand filling and reclamation project in Okrika as well as the construction of the second phase of Okochiri Internal Roads in Okrika Local Government Area.

Speaking at the occasion, performed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said his developmental programmes in the state are tailored towards addressing the major needs of Rivers people.

Governor Wike who noted the difficulty faced by the people of Okrika and other communities in the coastal areas of the Niger Delta region, described the project as symbolic as it will address the land challenges of the Wakrike people.

The Governor regretted that the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has abandoned her cure mandate of developing the region, saying it is projects such as the reclamation of lands communities that the commission ought to partner with state governments to develop for the people.

He noted that the second phase of the Okochiri internal roads was in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people of Okrika to continue to support the PDP as well as sustain the people existing in the kingdom.

Performing the flag off, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governorship candidate, Eyitayop Jegede lauded Governor Wike for the leadership he has provided in the state and PDP which stands him out as one of the courageous and focused leader in the country.

Jegede noted that land has been a major challenge faced by the People of Okrika and others living in the coastal areas of the state, saying with the projects, Governor Wike has added value to the nation’s democracy and the people of Okrika will forever remain grateful to him.

At the Okochiri internal roads phase two, Jedege who described Governor Wike as futuristic and practical person, commended him for leading the light of new generation leaders Nigerians are looking forward for to lead the country to the promise land.

In his remarks and project description, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, George Kelly Alabo said when completed within nine months, the Okrika sand filling and reclamation project which span twenty-five hectares and approximately five hundred and thirty-six plots of land will give birth to what will be known as the new Okrika.

He noted that the second phase of Okochiri internal roads which comprised the nine streets totaling five point six four two kilometers with seven point three meters wide will be completed within ten months.

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