Rivers seeks FG’s help on P’Harcourt airport remhttps
THE Rivers State Government says it will approach the Federal Government to facilitate the completion of the remodeling project at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa.
The state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, stated this on Sunday while addressing the third session of the third synod of the Diocese of Ikwerre, held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Omerelu in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, with the theme: ‘Looking unto Jesus, the Author and finisher of our faith.’
Wike, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Harry Banigo, stated that although the airport project belonged to the Federal Government, the state government would adopt advocacy means to ensure the smooth completion of the project to ease hardship encountered by air travellers and airport users.
He said the State Road Maintenance Agency would be mobilised to Omerelu community to embark on internal road rehabilitation and construction to address poor road network in the area.On security, Wike restated his promise to kick-start the building of a special anti-robbery squad station between Elele and Omerelu community to check the security challenges posed by criminals in the area.
He congratulated the church for successfully hosting the synod while soliciting for support and encouragement through prayers by the clerics as well as the parishioners for the state government to enable it to deliver on its mandate
Earlier in his address, the Bishop of Ikwerre Diocese Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Blessing Enyindah, had expressed gratitude to Wike for appointing some members of the church into his cabinet.
Enyidah also thanked the governor for honouring the synod, noting that it was the first time in the history of the Diocese that a governor was visiting them.
He called on Wike to expedite action in curbing the rising cases of insecurity in the area, as well as the construction of internal roads in Omeralu community and requested for grants to assist in rehabilitating of mission schools in the area.
In his sermon, the guest preacher, Rev. Michael Fape, said Christians should have hope in running the race of the kingdom of God and charged them to be steadfast.
SOURCE: THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER