Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara has vowed to remain focused on the oath he took to defend the interest of Rivers people, saying he would not be distracted despite the prevailing challenges.
The governor spoke at Ngo Town, the Capital of Andoni Local Government Area, shortly after he inspected the entire stretch of the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity road project on Thursday, December 21.
Fubara recalled that during the electioneering campaigns, the Andoni section of the road was in horrible condition but months after the decision was taken to re-award the contract, the milestone achieved had been commendable.
He said: “I have to say that the contractor has done a very good job. Although, we did observe that about 1km of road that will lead to the council Secretariat was somehow not captured in the scope and I think it will be proper that we do that alongside.
“So, we will continue to do our best not minding the challenges we are facing. The most important thing is that we have taken our oath to defend our people and protect their interest, and we are not going back on that.”
Fubara said his administration was determined to complete the road that had lingered for over 20 years in its commitment to bequeath an enduring project that would serve the needs of the people for years.
He said: “What I keep saying to everyone is, what are we bequeathing to our people? Their interest is the most important thing and governance is about the protection of lives and property.
“These include providing quality services and one of those things is like this road. Posterity has just blessed me with this project. It is something that they couldn’t achieve for over twenty years but within the space of six months, I have been able to sort it out. It is a credit and a big one to our administration.”
Responding to Mr Dick Nkakeek, a youth leader, who appealed to the governor to consider the construction of Andoni internal roads including that of Oyorokoto town, Fubara sued for patience.
He assured that his administration would consider the internal roads in Andoni once the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity road had been completed.