The governor of Rivers state, Siminalayi Fubara, has vowed that despite the current challenges his administration is facing, he would not be distracted from the oath he took to defend the people of the state.
Fubara stated this while speaking to newsmen at Ngo Town, the headquarters of Andoni Local Government Area.
He noted that during his campaigns leading to his election, the Andoni section of the road was in horrible condition, but that months after the decision was taken to re-award the contract, the milestone achieved has been commendable.
Fubara said his administration is determined to complete the road that has lingered on for over twenty years as a commitment to bequeath an enduring project that will serve the needs of the people for years.
He said, “I have to say that the contractor has done a very good job.
Although, we did observe that about 1km of road that will lead to the council secretariate was somehow not captured in the scope and I think it will be proper that we do that alongside.
“So, we will continue to do our best not minding the challenges we are facing. The most important thing is that we have taken our oath to defend our people and protect their interest, and we are not going back on that.
“What I keep saying to everyone is, what are we bequeathing to our people? Their interest is the most important thing and governance is about the protection of lives and property.
“These include providing quality services and one of those things is like this road. Posterity has just blessed me with this project. It is something that they couldn’t achieve for over twenty years but within the space of six months, and I have been able to sort it out. It is a credit and a big one to our administration.”