Wike promises to focus on economy via agric, but also wants to intensify projects


Gov Nyesom Wike in his inauguration speech last Wednesday devoted most attention to his plans for reboothing the economy of the state. Soon after, he declared he would rather give greater attention to projects. Investos and businesses usually use policy declarations at budget sessions and inauguration times to plan their strategies of engagement with governments and presidents.


Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will work with the speed of light in his second term because he believes that four years will elapse in no time.

Speaking after inspecting  the Mother and Child Hospital under construction and the Government Craft Development Centre being rehabilitated in Port Harcourt on Thursday,  Governor Wike said that the process of projects delivery  would  be  intensified for the good  of Rivers people.

He said: “Four years for us is like four months.  So we have no time. Now that the people have given us another mandate,  we should be able to give them the best”.

On the Mother and Child Hospital,  Governor Wike informed  that his administration has commenced re-modelling the facility because  the former contractor  failed to meet the required standard.

“The Former Contractor failed to execute  the contract in line with the specifications of the project.

“If everything works well as we have agreed,  we believe  in the next three months,  we will  complete the Mother and Child Hospital.

“We have also given more assignments from what we have identified as lapses. The contract was not awarded by us and the former contractor was not competent “.

At the Government Craft Development Centre,  Governor Wike directed the immediate demolition of shanties around the school.

He said: “There are so many shanties in the Government Craft Development Centre.  I have directed that they be demolished.

“As a result of the shanties,  criminals can have easy access to the school.  We must do the right thing.  First of all, we are improving  the security network  of the school and enhancing the learning environment “.