Wike invites Tinubu to commission flyover, magistrate court building
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, would inaugurate Rumuola-Rumuokwuta flyover, as well as magistrates court building in Port Harcourt on May 3 and 4.
The 1007.5 metres Rumuola-Rumuokwuta flyover, which connects Rumuola road to Ikwerre, is the 12th flyover built by Wike’s administration since 2019.
Wike disclosed, yesterday, that Tinubu would pay two days official visit to the state next week on an inspection tour of the Rumuola-Rumuokwuta flyover and magistrates court building in Port Harcourt.
He said: “We are expecting the president-elect on May 3 and 4 to commission the 12th flyover and the magistrates court building. You can see the magistrate court building and how amazing it is. We commend the contractor, who has done this job, and quite on time. I don’t think you can find this anywhere in this part of the country.”
Wike explained that the president-elect was told, when he came to campaign in the state and paid a courtesy call to the Government House, Port Harcourt, in February, that he would be invited to commission some of the landmark projects of his administration.
Wike Added: “We had invited presidential candidates of other parties like Labour Party, New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and they all came and commissioned projects, and we did say to Tinubu that we believe that after the election we are going to invite him to commission projects too. And luckily, these two very important projects are ready.”
The governor said it is gratifying that his administration was able to commence and finish the construction of 12 flyovers within the last four years. According to him, Rivers people will attest to the fact that his administration has conscientiously delivered on promises made to them.
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