Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has flagged off the second phase of the reconstruction of Port Harcourt Township roads, with a view to improving the living standard of majority of the less privileged in the state capital.
The governor also explained that he stopped going to Abuja in the last four months because of the excessive prevalence of lies at the Federal Capital.
Performing the flag off of the second phase of the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Port Harcourt Township roads on Monday, Governor Wike said that the second phase of the Township road reconstruction will enhance the economy of the densely populated areas.
He noted that the administration contracted Julius Berger for the second phase of the project because it believes there is need for durable jobs in the suburbs.
The governor urged the contractor to employ youths from Port Harcourt Township as they execute the project.
He said: "I am doing this for the township because you people stood by me all through the electioneering period. This is a symbiotic relationship ".
On his refusal to travel to Abuja, Governor Wike regretted that the Federal Capital has now been enmeshed in political falsehood and deception, which negatively impacts on development.
"I have not travelled to Abuja for more than four months because it is a centre of lies. Let them continue to lie in Abuja.
"As they suffer economic downturn in Abuja, we shall continue to make progress in Rivers State. They lie too much in Abuja, so there is no reason to listen to them. Here, we make promises and we keep our promises ", the governor said.
The first phsse of the Port Harcourt Township Roads covered Borikiri and Diobu surburbs.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
31st January, 2017.