By Ikuru Lizzy
Port Harcourt – Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has expressed satisfaction over the pace of work on three major ongoing road projects in the state.
Mr Simeon Nwakudu, the Special Assistant to the governor on Electronic Media, gave this indication in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Nwakudu said that the projects, when completed, would help deconjest traffic in major business areas in the state such as Aba Road.
He said that the projects would also help to create easy access to the state’s industrial hub at Trans-Amadi.
“These roads, when completed, would improve economic activities in Port Harcourt and therefore, empower the people.
“We are committed to funding these road projects, to enable contractors to complete them within the given time.”
Nwakudu also said that other road projects linking the Garrison-Trans-Amadi-Elelenwo, Elelenwo-Akpajo and the Woji-Akpajo area would be diligently funded to ensure speedy completion.
He gave an assurance that the reconstruction of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt would be completed in October while the National Industrial Court would be ready for commissioning in December 2017.
Furthermore, he said that the governor expressed satisfaction with the level of work at the National Industrial Court, where the contractor had completed two of the court’s four floors.
He added that the re-modelling and expansion of the Produce House in Port Harcourt would be completed soon.
Nwakudu, however, said that the governor had condemned dredging activities within Port Harcourt metropolis and urged security agencies to take the necessary action to check the practice. (NAN)