Rivers: Gov Wike appraises flyover bridge project in state, reveals date for handover

Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, has said that the three flyover bridges under construction in Port Harcourt will be completed one month ahead of the initial deadline of February 2021.

The governor, in a statement issued by the State’s Press Unit, said this while speaking to newsmen, after inspecting the flyover bridges in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Wike also noted that his administration is mindful of every promise to the people of Rivers.

He said: “If you look at the Rebisi Flyover at Garrison Junction, you will see that they are working hard to finish with the super concrete structure by October so that motorists can ply the bridge, that is what I have always said when you give work to good contractors, you will be comfortable that those jobs will be delivered.

“From what I have seen, ahead of their schedule of the work, it’s important to know that Julius Berger is committed to making sure they handover the projects even before the time scheduled,” he said.

Wike added: “Rumuola flyover was built under the military government. When there is maintenance work to do, or a vehicle breaks down, it causes a lot of traffic jams, so the need to expand the flyover becomes necessary.

“Generally, we are happy to achieve such a feat within the shortest possible time, and with the quality of the job done, we want the people to be confident that we’ll not take their mandate for granted and they’ll not regret re-electing us.”

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