By Simeon Nwakaudu.
|Governor Wike and Senator Okowa|
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has stated that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is setting the pace in infrastructural development for others to follow.
Speaking before commissioning the Mgbuoshimini Model Primary School and Mgbuoshimini Primary Healthcare Centre in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Thursday, Governor Okowa said that Governor Wike is one of the special heroes of the current democratic dispensation.
He said: “He is re-defining the health sector, he is re-defining the education sector, re-defining the road infrastructural sector and other key areas of governance.
“He is one of our special heroes in Nigeria today. In re-defining these sectors, Governor Wike is setting the pace for us to follow”.
The Delta State Governor added Rivers State came out tops on infrastructure in a national survey conducted.
Senator Okowa said that Governor Wike not only executes projects, but ensures that the people are blessed with quality projects.
“Governor Wike is not only Mr Projects, he is Mr Quality Projects. When you see good things and you don’t admire them, you are either blind or a wicked man. I am excited to be here to witness these life changing projects “, Okowa said .
He said Governor Wike is committed to the service of Rivers people, pointing out that the Mgbuoshimini Primary Healthcare Centre is outstanding and may stand as a hospital in some states. He said that the Model Primary School is also a quality project that will develop the community.
Also speaking, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike thanked the people of Mgbuoshimini community for allowing the state government take over the disputed land which had claimed several lives.
He said: “I thank the host communities for allowing the state government take over the disputed land. When we came on board, this land had claimed lives and became a centre of criminality. We took over the land and constructed the school and health centre, which were lacking in the area”.
The Rivers State Governor informed that the ongoing road project in front of the health centre and model primary school will be completed before the end of the year.
He commended Agip Nigeria Limited for furnishing the hospital, urging them them to do more for the community in terms of corporate responsibility.
Governor Wike stated that the market very close to the school and health centre will be re-located to create the right environment for the institutions to serve the people.
The Rivers State Governor said that his Delta State counterpart is one of the governors he has respect for, because of the developmental projects in his state. He noted that he engages in peer review with the Delta State Governor for greater performance.
Rivers State Health Commissioner, Professor Princewill Chike said that the Mgbuoshimini Primary Healthcare Centre is a modern facility with the necessary equipment to enhance access to quality healthcare.
Dr Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, Rivers State Commissioner for Education said that the model primary school has laboratory, library, information and communication technology centre and play arena.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Prince Noble Amadi said the projects aside providing service, have grown peace in Mgbuoshimini community.
There was a goodwill message from Agip Nigeria Limited delivered by the District General Manager, Mr Tiani Alexandro. He assured that Agip will continue to work with the Rivers State Government on community development.
Hundreds of Mgbuoshimini people defied the heavy downpour to witness the commissioning of the two projects.
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