Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications Barr Emma
Okah has appealed to motorists and other road users to bear with the
Rivers State Government for the present inconveniences caused them by
the on-going construction work around the Rumuola – Aba Road flyover
junction in Port Harcourt.
In a press statement issued today in Port Harcourt, Barr Okah said
the current work going on around the Rumuola – Aba Road axis is huge
as a result of the damage arising from the neglect of the road for a
long time by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“The neglect of that portion of Aba Road by the Federal Government of
Nigeria had caused extensive damage, giving rise to deep gullies and
recalcitrant flooding which can only be remedied by equally extensive
work, he said, noting that the State Government is concerned about the
early completion of the project to reduce the discomfort suffered by
affected road users.
According to Barr Okah, the Nyesom Wike administration has no
tolerance for shoddy job or delayed project and assured Rivers people
that the project when completed, will guarantee free flow of traffic,
drain flood, beautify the area and promote the welfare and happiness
of our people.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government appreciates the support from
members of the public in appreciation of the people-oriented projects
of the Rivers State Government under Governor Nyeson Ezenwo Wike.
However, Port Harcourt – Aba Road is under the control of the Federal
Government of Nigeria but the current intervention is done by the
Rivers State Government in the spirit of Governor Wike’s belief that
the pursuit of the happiness of Rivers people is paramount.