‘Our third anniversary will announce Rivers State as a distinct state’ – Governor Wike

Gladys Nweke

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike exchanging pleasantries with children after inspecting the ongoing construction of National Industrial Court in PortHarcourt.

Governor Wike has declared that roll-out of key projects during his administration’s third year anniversary will announce Rivers State as a distinct state despite the current economic downturn.

He made this known to newsmen after projects inspection in Portharcourt on Thursday. Governor Wike expressed his joy with the quality of work done at the Mother and Child Hospital, Doctors Quarters at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and the National Industrial Court.

Governor Wike said: “we are glad that during our third anniversary, members of the public will really appreciate that Rivers State is a different state, despite the economic downturn.

” We assure our people that we will continue to give them the best as far as projects are concerned. This administration is for them”

The governor said that though works at Mother and Child Hospital, Doctors Quarters at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and National Industrial Court are almost in completion stage, the state government has finished paying the contractors.

” We agreed with the contractors that these projects visited today should be part of our third year anniversary celebrations. They will be commissioned and placed for public use.

He stated that the reactions of the people at project locations remain a motivation for the administration to continue to deliver.

On the re-equipping of Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Governor Wike said the State Government is re-positioning the health facility to use it as a Teaching Hospital for the Rivers State University.

He said that his administration established the college of medical sciences at the Rivers State University to train doctors that will drive the state’s health sector.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Barr. Godwin Obla was in attendance.