Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has invited former Ondo State governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko to join him to flag off the dualization of the Azikiwe-Ilaobuchi road in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Mimiko’s Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, John Paul Akinduro, who disclosed this in a statement, said this is the second time the former governor will be in Rivers State for a similar assignment.
“In December of 2021, on the invitation of Governor Wike, Dr Mimiko commissioned the Rumuola flyover bridge in Port Harcourt where he described the Rivers State Governor as the lion of the Niger Delta and said he has proved worthy of his sobriquet, Mr Project”
The governor said that the dualization of the Azikiwe-Ilaobuchi road is “part of the administration’s urban renewal programme and commitment to advancing the development of the state”.
Wike disclosed that “his administration has paid 80 per cent of the cost of the road dualization to the contractor.
“We have been able to fulfil our part to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as we have paid eighty per cent for the dualization of Azikiwe Street/Ilaobuchi Road as of yesterday.”
He had declared that the operation zero porthole programme of his administration is a huge success, stressing that it has restored 42 roads in the Diobu suburb of the state.