By Ogbolu George
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government abandoned its projects in the state.
The governor made this known on Friday while speaking at a Town Hall meeting with people of the state in Port Harcourt.
”As I speak, all the core economic assets of the Federal Government located in the state, such as the Port Harcourt International Airport, the Port Harcourt Sea Port, Onne ports and Free Trade Zone as well as the East – West Road are either deliberately abandoned, under-utilized or in their worst state of disrepair,” he said.
Wike said that his administration spent about N145 billion on construction of roads, pedestrian walkways, bridges and underground drainages since it came on board two years.
”In the last two years, we have invested over N145 billion to construct roads, bridges, pedestrian walkways and underground drainage systems.
”We are also investing in water, marine transport facilities and streetlights. We further reactivated street lights on all major roads in the state to improve the beauty of the city and enhance security,” he said.