Residents and motorists in Port Harcourt City have commended the Rivers State Government for the commencement of preliminary works aimed at fulfilling the pledge of the Governor to construct a flyover at the Garrison Roundabout.
In his address after taking oath of office for a second term, Governor Wike announced that his administration will construct fly over bridges at Rumuokoro, Garrison and Artillery in Port Harcourt.
The residents said that by taking steps to fulfill his pledge, Governor Wike has proved that the people were right to have re-elected him.
A resident, Ifeanyi Nicholas noted that Governor Wike is working hard for the development of Rivers State and the construction of key infrastructure.
He said: "Mr Projects is trying for the people of Rivers State. The fact that he is developing this flyover shows that he means well for the people of the state."
Another resident, Ola Olaniyi said that the flyover is needed at this time resolve the traffic congestion at the area. He thanked the Rivers State Government for addressing the challenge.
"We have been expecting a flyover at this point for several years. We are happy that Government is constructing the flyover at Garrison. We are happy that the contractor is already around and they are taking the measurements to begin work", he said.
Innocent Uya thanked Governor Wike for his commitment to making the lives of Rivers people easy.
He said: "We are happy that the governor is committed to making our lives easy. This flyover is necessary, especially that more Rivers people are buying vehicles in line with the growing economy.
"There is also the fundamental that all leaders continue to respect the purpose of their election by serving the people like Governor Wike"
Other respondents while thanking the Rivers State Governor for taking steps to construct the flyover, said they are looking forward to using the facility.
Enyinna Advance said: "It is a welcome development that the governor is taking steps to fulfill his pledge to the people because the Roundabout at the place is becoming choked up.
"A new flyover at the Garrison roundabout will resolve the traffic gridlock along Aba Road and help us ease traffic on this important road. "We are happy with this welcome development. The people know that he is Mr Projects, that is why they voted for him for a second term" For Ezenye Felix : "This roundabout is now causing traffic congestion and a flyover will help resolve the challenge.
"I pray God to protect him to continue to do the best for Rivers people. He is a hardworking governor who loves the people of the state".
Simeon Nwakaudu ,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
13th July, 2019.