Wike  Assures Andoni People of Completion of Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  has declared  that his administration  will  ensure that the  riverine communities of Andoni and Opobo Local Government Areas  are linked to  the  rest of the state  before the next electioneering campaigns.

Addressing the people of Andoni  Local Government Area at Ngo  during a grand reception/Thanksgiving Service for the  recently  recognised  First Class Chief, King Job Williams Okuruket Nnabiget XIV, Okan-Ama Ngo of Ngo Land, Governor Wike  said  the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road under construction by his administration  will  be completed on schedule.

He said: “We will not visit Andoni for campaigns if the Unity Road is not completed. Go home and sleep, you must drive by road to Ngo  and Opobo Nkoro. You can see that the work is going  on.

“Continue to support the government.  I made a promise and I will  keep the promise. You supported us and you deserve  the best”

The governor added: “As for the Ngo General Hospital let me assure you that we have paid the contractor  up to 90 percent of the contract sum. There is no way the hospital  will not be  completed by the next one month”.

The governor  said that he will  not take the support of the Andoni  people  for granted, assuring  them that he will take steps to uplift the area.

While congratulating King Nnabiget XIV, Okan-Ama Ngo of Ngo Land for his recognition, the governor  announced his support to the project fund for the construction  of a palace  for the  traditional ruler.

He thanked the Traditional Ruler and Andoni people  for the Chieftaincy  Title conferred  on him. He said that the recognition  extended to the First Class Traditional Ruler  was coming at a time  destined by God.

In his  address, King Job Williams Okuruket Nnabiget XIV, Okan-Ama Ngo of Ngo Land, said that his recognition  marks  the end of several chieftaincy  conflicts in the area.

He thanked Governor Wike  for the recognition  of  his stool in line with the judgment  of a court of  competent jurisdiction.  He said that he will not pursue any vendetta as his interest lies with  the  development  of Andoni Local Government Area.

Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Ikunyi Ibani said  the  history of the people of Andoni  cannot be complete without  the mention of Governor Wike, who ended a chieftaincy  crisis that has raged for over three decades.

The Speaker  who represents  Andoni State Constituency lauded the Governor for the full commencement of the construction  of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road and the total rehabilitation of the Ngo General Hospital.

He said: “I want to thank you on behalf of my constituency that you  have  done well for the Andoni people.  The governor’s  mandate runs from 2015 to 2023” .

Chairman of the occasion, Chief Silas Eneyo stressed that the mandate of the governor subsists till 2,023 because  of  his outstanding  performance  and commitment to the development of Andoni.

Prominent  Rivers leaders who attended  the  grand reception/Thanksgiving Service for recently recognised First Class Chief, King Job Williams Okuruket Nnabiget XIV, Okan-Ama Ngo of Ngo Land include, Former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo, Senator Lee Maeba, Former Deputy Governor, Engr Tele Ikuru and Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo.

The event was marked  by traditional dances, boat regatta, music and the conferment of chieftaincy  titles on Governor Wike

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