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
tolerate excuses.
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
embarrassing  condition.
“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