(By Chris K.Amadi) – Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has directed the Commissioner for Works to ensure the arrest of a contractor handling a road project for the Rivers State government in Trans Amadi Industrial layout in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike, who gave the order on Tuesday at the inauguration of the new Government VIP Lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area, built by the Rivers State Government, accused the contractor of collecting 100 percent of the project sum.but failed to perform.
The governor however asserted that he is a practical and practicing politician, and that only one person can be a minister from the State, added that he had no intention to serve as a minister after leaving office.
He further explained that though the Port Harcourt International Airport is owned by the federal government, his administration decided to build the VIP lounge in order to offer Rivers people the best.
Governor Wike asured that the Rivers State government will cater to the maintenance of the building so that it can serve the people for a long time.
He also commended the indigenous contractor that handled the project for the tasteful structural work that was accomplished.
“And let me commend the contractor. Of course, he is an indigenous contractor from Rivers State of Port Harcourt Local Government Area. This is a good job well done. See the quality of what has been done. You can see that the difference is clear
“We are willing to support our own. But you must also give us that assurance that when the job is given to you, you will complete it without any problem”, Governor Wike emphasized.
In his remarks, the Rivers State Commissioner for Special Projects, Deinma Iyalla said the edifice comprises of a one storey building that has main lounge, bar, kitchen and administrative section on the ground floor.
According to him, on the storey floor, there are Presidential lounge, Governor’s lounge and Executive lounge.