Rivers State Governor Suspends ₦195bn Ring Road Project

The confident Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has taken the surprising decision to suspend the ₦195 billion Port Harcourt Ring Road project, which he had commissioned earlier this year. During the project's launch, Governor Fubara had indicated that 75% of the funding had already been disbursed to Julius Berger, with an expected completion time of 36 months.

Inside sources have raised allegations suggesting that the former governor of the state, Nyesome Wike, has been involved in profiting from contracts issued by the state. Governor Fubara's decision to halt the project is seen as an attempt to prevent Wike from benefiting financially from this specific project.

The situation raises questions about whether it is in the best interest of the people of Rivers State to cancel a project meant to bring benefits to the region just to oppose a political figure like Wike. Some may view this move as a drastic and perhaps an overreaction, while others might see it as an attempt to curb corruption within the state's government. The decision is likely to spark discussions and debates among the public and within political circles.