Wike Lauds Strategy Of Road Maintenance Agency
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has commended the Rivers State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Agency for its proactive measures in tackling the NTA/Obiri Ikwerre road junction rehabilitation work.
The Governor made the commendation at the formal official flag off of the Agency’s operations and commissioning of new equipment acquired by the Agency recently.
Governor Nyesom Wike who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo urged the board members to remain united in order to write their names and achievements in gold on the sounds of time.
“Continue to do the very best, knowing that you have a date with not only the Governor but also with the people of Rivers State and with history”, he said.
He further urged them not to relent in their spirit of team work adding that the state Governor is impressed with their achievements so far.
“Coming here to see what you have acquired in just one month, I must commend you, I must tell you that I am impressed and I will tell you to keep it up”, he stressed.
Chairman Rivers State Road Maintenance And Rehabilitation Agency, Prince Timothy Nsirim while welcoming the gathering expressed the commitment of members of the board to ensure zero pothole roads in Rivers State.
Prince Nsirim explained that the acquisition of the construction equipment is to enable the agency carry out its maintenance and rehabilitation work through direct labour and to provide employment for the youths.
On the delay of work on NTA/Obiri Ikwerre road junction, he said, it was due to the failure on the part of Gitto the company that constructed the road to link the drainage with that of Ozuoba/Choba drainage.
The chairman, however, said that the agency has successfully linked the drainage to that of Choba/Ozuoba drainage and work on that axis of the road would be completed in a couple of days.
The fleet of equipments commissioned include pale loaders, back-hoe, trucks, roller compactors and asphalt cutting machines among others.