Only competent contractors will handle our road projects, says Rivers gov

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that he would not play  politics with the construction of roads in the state because  of  the  need to develop  the  economies of neglected  communities in the state.

Addressing members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors during a project tour on Saturday,  Governor Wike  said  that  his administration resolved to build roads to create the right environment  for businesses to flourish in Rivers State.

“Only contractors  with the equipment  and capacity  will handle our road projects. We are constructing roads that will stand  the test of time.

“We had to connect different  communities  in four local government areas, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre and Eleme, because  we met damaged roads which hampered  economic  activities.

“With careful  planning, we completed key roads and bridges that lead to economic  centres in the state. We are reaping the benefits as a people.  Therefore,  I  will  never  play  politics  with  the construction  of  roads because  they are vital to  our recovery  process.”

He added  that because of the topography  of Rivers State, the government has directed  contractors  to use sharp sand to compact roads instead of laterite.