The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar on Wednesday laid the
foundation for the construction of the Rivers State Council of
Traditional Rulers Complex.
Performing the exercise in Port Harcourt, Sultan Abubakar prayed God
to grant Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the strength to
continue to deliver development projects to the people of the
He commended Governor Wike for his commitment to the completion
of the ultra-modern traditional rulers complex within six months.
He described the ground breaking event as historic, pointing out the
edifice will help the traditional rulers carry out their duties to
the Rivers people.
In his address, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike directed the
Contractor and the Special Adviser on Special Projects to ensure the
completion of the project, within six months.
He said that the contractor has been fully mobilised to deliver the
project in record time. He said that his administration will not
He said: “Money will not be a problem in the completion of this
project within the scheduled period.”
The governor explained that the State Government resolved to
construct a befitting secretariat for the traditional rulers when it
was discovered that the existing facility had degenerated to an
“We will give the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers a
respectable and ultra-modern complex that all Rivers people will be
proud of “, Governor Wike said.
Chairman of the Rivers Council of Traditional Rulers and Amanyanabo of
Opobo Kingdom, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja lauded Governor Wike his
decision to construct the edifice for the Rivers Traditional
Special Adviser on Special Projects to the Rivers State Governor, Mr
Dum Wite assured the governor that the project will be completed on
schedule and in line with approved specifications.
The ground breaking event was witnessed by the Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi, Amanyanabo of Nembe, King Edmund Dakouru, Rivers
State Traditional Rulers and their counterparts from across the