Saturday, April 2, 2016 5:48 am
Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Friday suspended the state’s Commissioner for Works, Mr Kevin Wachukwu, the same day he inspected some of the projects his government is executing in the state.
Wike, according to his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, in an online statement, stated that the suspension was with immediate effect.
The governor also directed that his Special Adviser on Special Projects should take over the responsibility of supervising projects in the ministry, in the meantime.
Governor Wike had earlier in the day inspected road and building projects in the state, declaring that politics is over and that it’s time to deliver democracy dividends.
He declared that the Federal High Court annex being constructed by the State Government in Port Harcourt will be delivered in August.
The governor said that with the rerun legislative elections behind, the entire focus of his administration is to deliver on campaign pledges.
He commended the contractor handling the Federal High Court annex for the quality of the job, saying he is impressed by the output and urged him to maintain the tempo to ensure the work is delivered on schedule.
The governor also visited the ongoing construction of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ultra Modern Law Centre, where he also expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far by the contractor.
He noted that the new law centre when completed in August will enhance law practice in the state.
Governor Wike inspected Ozuoba-Rumuosi, Ozuoba-Rumuokparali-Choba and Igbogo-Choba roads, the rebuilding of which he flagged off recently.
He said: “We are finally done with politics. Our complete focus is to deliver the dividends of democracy to our people as we have always done.
“All efforts and resources are targeted at the development of the state. I will personally lead the supervision of projects to ensure quality projects delivery within approved timelines “.
The governor inspected ongoing construction work at the new Chapel of Christian Worship in the Government House premises.
He was accompanied on the inspection visit by the Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, the Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah and a Member-elect of the Rivers State House of Assembly,