Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has assured Ogoni people in the state that his administration will continue to execute critical infrastructural projects in the area, for the sustained empowerment of the people.
He gave the assurance at a stakeholders’ meeting involving him and Ogoni people at the Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori.
In attendance at the meeting were lecturers, students, Ogoni traditional rulers, youths and women.
Governor Wike said that his administration would complete the Sakpwenwa-Bori-Kono Waterside road, rehabilitate of the Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori and develop infrastructure at the Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoniland and the seat of Khana LGA of the state.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor clarified that he had no plan to relocate the polytechnic, as alleged by some political opponents.
He noted that his plan for the tertiary institution was to invest quality resources, through increased grants and the execution of projects that would lead to the accreditation of all the academic programmes in the institution.
Wike also disclosed that his administration had started the reconstruction of the security architecture in Ogoniland to ensure the protection of lives and property.
“We have been able to make Port Harcourt and its environs safer for the residents. Now, we will improve on the security of Bori and other communities in Ogoniland.
“We are supporting security agencies through the provision of necessary logistics to tackle crime. We will take the battle to the criminals in all their hideouts”, he was quoted in the statement as telling the people of Ogoniland.