December 2, 2022

 ….Describes him as “The King of Infrastructure”

The Chief of Staff to the Rivers Governor, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke alongside The New Rivers Vision Team has joined other well-meaning Nigerians, and in particular, Rivers people to extol the leadership acumen, feats, and sagacity of the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike as well as congratulate him on the Award for Infrastructure Delivery.

Woke, in a congratulatory statement, circulated to media houses, and stated that the award could not have come at a better time, if not now, describing it as a well-deserved one, given the laudable infrastructural projects that dot the nooks and crannies of the State.

The projects include Opobo/Nkoro Road, Odufor-Umuoye Road; Etche, Umueze-Umuogberi-Eberi Road, Obio-Akpor/Eleme Link Bridge, Nkpogwu bridge, Iriebe. Obiri-Ikwere airport road, Ogbunabali internal roads, Aluu road and Omuchiolu-Agbada 1 flow station, Ozuoba-Rumuoparali road, Igbo-Etche road, Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu road  Ulakwo-Afara-Nihi road  and the twelve (12) landmark flyovers.

In the Education sector, the Governor has delivered meritoriously on a magnificent and well-equipped branch of the Nigerian Law School, and three campuses of the Rivers State University sited in Etche, Ahoada East and Emohua Local Government Areas amongst others.

Other projects are the National Industrial Court Judges Quarters, Rivers State University(RSU)Senate Building, Isaiah Odolu Street, GRA, Herbert Macaulay/Nzimiro Streets, Rumuigbo Street and William Jumbo/Ernest Ikoli/Eleme Streets, Old GRA.

Amongst the Infrastructural revolution by the Governor include, Community Secondary Schools at Obio/Akpor, Oyigbo and Eteo  Eleme, the National Union of Rivers State Students Secretariat, PABOD Breweries, Oginiba Roads, the Pleasure Park, Mother and Child Hospital, and several others.

In a congratulatory statement made available to the Media, the Chief of Staff said, “I and THE NEW RIVERS VISION TEAM  heartily congratulate a Visionary Leader, “THE KING OF INFRASTRUCTURE” on your well-deserved DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR INFRASTRUCTURAL DELIVERY and the ranking of Rivers State as the FIRST (1st) STATE IN THE FEDERATION IN OVERALL FISCAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY PERFORMANCE for 2020, 2021 and 2022 by BudgIT”

Mr. Woke stated that the award is purely for exceptional hard work and merit not minding unsubstantiated allegations to the contrary in some sections of the media to cause the Presidency to change its stance towards bestowing the award on him.

“Your Excellency, you truly earned these accolades through your hard work and commitment,” he said

He thanked Governor Wike for being a great mentor and motivator, and averred, “We are genuinely proud of you.”

 

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Nwaorgu Faustinus

Nwaorgu Faustinus is a citizen of Nigeria, Mass Communication graduate, freelance writer, columnist, blogger, who contributes articles, commentaries, interviews and news stories to media outfits. He worked as a trainee at NTA Yola, Adamawa State where he covered Seminars, workshops, news conferences as well as political rallies amongst others from 2000-2001. After his internship, he went back to school to complete his education at the first private poly technique - OSISATECH where he obtained HDN Certificate with upper credit in Mass Communication in 2005. He lives in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State one of the oil producing States in Nigeria.