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Rivers: Era Of Failed Promises Over -Wike

 Tony  Ita Etim, Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the  era of empty political promises in Rivers  state  is gone, saying that every single campaign  promise he made will be fulfilled by his administration .
Speaking  during  the  Foundation Laying Ceremony  of the Rumuwoji (Mile 1) Market  Phase 2 in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike said he remains  committed to the  delivery  of  quality  projects  that will  enhance  the  standard  of  living  of  the people.
He said that  he pledged during  the  campaigns to rebuild  the  burnt Rumuwoji market when the former  Amaechi  administration used it to play politics.  He said  the  groundbreaking which will be driven to completion is in fulfilment of his pledge.
He said: “You people (Rumuwoji people) have done your part by voting  me as your governor. It is now my turn to fulfill my  campaign  promises,  which  we have  already started. At the completion  of the market, the  indigenes of Rumuwoji will be allocated a percentage of the shops”.
The governor directed the Commissioner for Housing to commence negotiation  for the acquisition of two houses closes to the market for the necessary  expansion  to accommodate  Street traders.
He said  his administration  has despite the  challenges of funding  addressed the  infrastructural  needs of different  suburbs  in Port Harcourt.
In his remarks, Rivers State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Emma Okah said the Rumuwoji Market which has been  razed down several  times,  will be  upgraded with modern amenities  .
He said that the new market  will have 1356 stores, three clinics, elevators,  72 toilets  and underground  parking lot. He regretted  that  the  former governor, Rotimi Amaechi,  despite  huge resources  available to  his administration, refused to  rebuild the  market despite several  promises.
Chairman of Monier Construction Company, Senator John Mbata assured Governor Wike that the project will be completed  on  schedule.  He said his company  will adhere to  the terms of the Public Private Partnership, PPP, entered into with the State Government.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Ejekwu  commended Governor Wike  for executing  several  key projects  in the area.
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