River State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured the people of the state that the COVID-19 pandemic will not prevent the completion of all ongoing projects.
He gave assurances when he visited various projects in Port Harcourt and the state’s Obio/Akpor local government area.
The governor noted with satisfaction that the scope of work already completed by the Maternal and Child Hospital has reached the stage of installation of medical equipment.
He said that since the ban on international flights has prevented German partners from entering the country, the installation of medical equipment at the hospital has been delayed.
“But you can see that everything is ready. We believe that within a few weeks after the federal government lifts the ban on international flights, they will enter and start repairing furniture and other medical equipment.”
“The equipment will meet world standards, and we are satisfied with what we do for the people. This is what I have always said, the best reward our people deserve. I am satisfied with the level of work we have seen today,” he Said.
Wike said on the Rumuogba flyover that skeptics believe that when his government promised to build three flyovers at the same time, that it was only a political statement.
He said that the progress of the work on the three bypass bridge sites made them hope to be completed within the stipulated early 2021.
“Everyone is in progress, focusing on the quality of the work done. Focusing on the people, how excited they are. That is what they want, and we provide them with things that can improve their lives.
“Yes, we are talking about COVID-19, but while fighting against it, we must strive to provide the people with basic infrastructure. In short, a pandemic will not last forever, but people can continue to have something to improve their economic lives. infrastructure.”
The governor also announced that another payment will be made to Julius Berger Construction company so that they have received about 90% of the money so far, while paying 100% for the mother and child hospital project.
Governor Wike said that even if the COVID-19 pandemic affected the review of the state’s 2020 budget, it would not use this as an excuse to delay the completion of all ongoing projects.