GOVERNOR WIKE DIRECTS LOCAL CONTENT IN PROJECTS EXECUTION



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has directed all contractors  handling state government projects  to ensure the employment of youths from benefiting communities.



Flagging off the dualization of the Omoku-Egbema Road in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area on Wednesday, Governor Wike noted that capital projects are executed for the benefit of the people.
He stated that the Omoku-Egbema Road will revive the economy  of the area as farmers and traders will use the road to promote their businesses.
The governor stated that the contractor  has been fully mobilised, adding that actual construction  work will commence before  Christmas.
Governor Wike said: "This road has been neglected  for several years. We are here to dualise the road because  Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area is important to the Rivers State Government.
"There must be local content in all our contracts. Contractors have been directed to employ youths from benefiting communities.  That way the people benefit from the investments  of the state government ".
He said that the people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area deserve the several projects they are getting from his administration.
"When we started this journey, this Local Government stood by us. We shall continue to execute  key projects here. We are fulfilling  promises made to them", the governor said.
Rivers State Works Commissioner,, Mr Dum Dekor said the road which  spans 23. 5 kilometres will create 300 direct jobs and 1500 indirect jobs.
He said the project comes with strategic empowerment components for the people of the area.
Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Mr Osi Olisa praised Governor Wike for his interventions and investments  that have been beneficial  to the area.
The governor later inspected ongoing construction  of the General Hospital, Omoku.
Credit: Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
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