National President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Augustine Alegeh (SAN ) has lauded Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his outstanding delivery of pro-people projects.
The NBA National President spoke in Port Harcourt on Saturday after he commissioned the Dr Peter Odili road constructed by the Governor Wike administration.
He said that Governor Wike has lived up the expectations of the people of Rivers State by implementing quality projects .
He said: “We are proud that Governor Wike has delivered what he promised his people. This road is necessary for the economic development of the state “.
He lauded the people of the state for making the right choice by electing a leader that is development conscious.
“The people of Rivers State State have determined that they want development by voting Governor Wike. I like the song composed by the women the last time I visited: they called him , ‘the talk one, do two governor,’ ” the senior advocate said.
In his address, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assured the people of the state that he will sustain the development of the state through the execution of projects that will positively impact on the lives of the people.
He said though the Dr Peter Odili road was not awarded by his administration, he resolved to complete it because it will resolve the traffic congestion in the area.
He noted that because of the importance of road networks in the state, only contractors with capacity will be engaged by the state government.
“We did not award this road contract, but we had to mobilise the contractor and paid till its completion because it is relevant to the economy of the state , “he said.
He assured that politics will play no role in his consideration of projects for the good of the people.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Works, Architect Harrison Iheanyichukwu said the dual carriageway has a width of 7.5m on each Lane.
The Commissioning ceremony was attended by NBA National officials, senior lawyers and members of the Rivers State Executive Council.
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