RIVERS STTAE GOVERNMENT HAS CONCLUDED PLANS TO CONSTRUCT BRIDGE LINKING TAI – GOKANA AND BOLO IN OGO/BOLO LGA
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 18, 2021
The Rivers State Government has concluded plans to construct the bridge linking Tai and Gokana Local Government Areas and Bolo Community in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.
Governor Nyesom Wike announced this during the inauguration of Bolo Internal Roads in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, performed by the former Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo.
The Governor who expressed gratitude to God that his promise of linking all communities in Bolo with roads had been fulfilled with the inauguration of the internal roads, directed the Special Adviser on Special Projects to assess the level of work at the bridge with a view to awarding the contract to the same contractor that constructed the Bolo Internal roads.
Governor Wike however, stated that the state government would no longer bear the burden of executing projects in local government areas originally meant to be carried out by the Chairmen of Local Government Areas.
He therefore, restated his position that performance and capacity to deliver democratic dividends to the people would be the prerequisite for election into position of trust in the forthcoming local government election.
The Governor urged the people of the Community to continue to work together in unity as well as support Government in order to attract more developmental projects to the area and assured that all promises made to them would be fulfilled before the end of his administration.
Inaugurating the roads, former Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo opined that access roads bring about development and commended Governor Wike for providing basic infrastructure for the people as a way of making them feel dividends of democracy.
Alhaji Dankwambo who observed that the projects in the Community were evident of the peoples commitment and loyalty to the government, enjoined them to ensure that the roads were used to grow the economy of the Community and also urged the Governor to consider more development projects for the people before the expiration of his administration. In his remarks and project description, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, George Kelly Alabo said the roads totaling seven kilometers with twelve kilometres of drainage, constructed with rigid pavement criss crossed all the nooks and crannies of Bolo Community, emphasizing that the roads will boost socio-economic activities in the area