The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the Ogbumnabali Sandfilled Area/Estate Layout commissioned on Tuesday August 30, by Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was formerly a den of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminal elements before he turned it into a new city.
Wike who disclosed this at the commissioning of the project in Port Harcourt stressed that some people wanted to stop him from executing the project, but thanked God that the former slum had become a mega city that boast of water, electricity, sewage and other amenities.
According to him over 160 families would live in the new city, but warned that those who never wanted him to do the project will not be allocated houses there.
The Rivers State chief executive officer said the duty of any government is to provide amenities for the people, stressing he was committed to doing that in the State.
Again the governor took a swipe at ‘run-away’ politicians, saying one of them who he described as rapist joined in welcoming the former governor of Kano State Ibrahim Shekaru, but queried how many people he had converted to PDP in his home State.
“Some of them cannot win a polling unit in their ward”, Wike lamented.
The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who commissioned the project commended Wike for his development strides in Rivers State, saying he had been in Port Harcourt in the past for commissioning of projects executed by the Governor.
He also commended his pedigree as a politician and his political worth in the country.