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Omehia Decries Lack Of Federal Projects In Rivers

Former Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Celestine Omehia has berated the federal government of Nigeria for depriving the state of its due in the acting of projects since 2015.

Speaking during the flag off of the Rebisi fly over project at the Garrison area of Port Harcourt, Mr. Omehia decried the situation in which federal projects have been cited in others states and none in Rivers State since the inception of Buhari administration.

The former Governor who noted that the three fly over projects embarked upon by the state were projects that were supposed to be taken up by the federal government, however commended Governor Nyesom Wike for his courage in building the flyovers which he stated will alleviate the traffic crises in the state. Omehia challenged the federal authorities to bring to the state, some of those projects being cited in Lagos, Kano and other preferred states to ensure that Rivers people benefit from huge resources contributed to the national treasury by the state.

Omehia applauded Governor Wike for demonstrating capacity and competent leadership in the use and deployment of resources of the state, stating that the governor is noted for matching words with action.

Earlier, Governor Nyesom Wike had urged the Rebisi community to support the contractor, Julius Berger in the execution of the project in record time. The Governor also urged Berger to ensure that indigenes of the area benefit from the project by subletting some of the contracts to them, and ensure the employment of local labor on the project.

Rivers people, Governor Wike stated deserved the best, adding that Julius Berger which he described as one of the best in the world, has been mobilized and pad up to 70% of the contract sum and should have no reason not to perform.

The Vortex recalls that the Rivers State government has also flagged off two other flyovers to be built at the Rumuokoro and Artillery areas of Aba Road in Portr Harcourt.

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