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Osinbajo to commission projects in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom  Wike, has said  that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will visit the state on Thursday to commission key projects executed by his administration.

Gov. Wike holds airport reception for acting president, Yemi Osinbajo

The governor also announced that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onoghen, will tomorrow, lay the foundation stone for the construction of a Judges Quarters in the state.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by Anglican Bishops of the Province of the Niger Delta, yesterday,  Governor Wike noted that Acting President Osinbajo will commission the following projects: Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu Road in Etche Local Government Area, IgboEtche-Chokocho-Rumuokwurusi Interchange Road, Rukpokwu Market Junction to Aluu Road in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rumuokoro Market and Park in Obio/Akpor LGA and  Ogbunabali Internal Roads, in Port Harcourt City LGA of the state.

Highpoint  of the visit was the dedication  prayer for Governor Wike and his deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, by the Bishops of the Anglican Church, Province of Niger Delta.

Earlier, Governor Wike explained  that the Judges Quarters  is necessary as the state was working towards ensuring that the Judiciary is positioned  to resist  the temptation to be corrupt.

“When judges retire, they will go with the houses. The state government is building  these houses to ensure that they are comfortable  to carry out their constitutional roles,” he said.

He thanked the bishops of the Anglican Church Province of the Niger Delta for their support.

He expressed happiness that he was meeting the bishops and their spouses collectively for the  first time.

He said: “As far as God has given us the opportunity to serve the state, we must continue  to partner the Church. It is by God’s grace that we are here. We will do everything to support the Church.”

Archbishop of Anglican Niger Delta Province, Most Rev Ignatius Kattey, in his address, said Governor Wike has laid the foundation for the continuous development of Rivers State.

He urged other Nigerian leaders to come to Rivers State to witness the rapid development taking place under the leadership of Governor Wike.

He said that the fight against corruption can only be effective when it begins  with those  at its vanguard. The archbishop regretted  that Christians are always at the receiving end of religious  conflicts in parts of the country.



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