The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezewor Wike has flagged off the Ahoada campus of the Rivers State University.
The Ahoada campus which makes the third campus of the Rivers State University is expected to commence the faculties of Social sciences and humanities of the state Institution.
Governor Wike speaking at the foundation laying ceremony said the Ahoada campus of the Rivers State University and the Ahoada-Omoku dual carriage road projects are expected to open up Ekpeye for rapid Socio-economic development and employment generation.
Rivers State Commissioner of Education Prof. Kaniye Ebeku lauded the Governor for considering the sitting of the 3rd campus of the state owned University in Ekpeye land.
Speaking at the event also the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University Prof. Nlerum Okogbule expressed profound gratitude to the Rivers State Governor for his expansionist agenda of the Institution, which he said is the dream of it’s founding fathers when it was established in 1972.
In a development, Governor Wike orders the demolition of the illegal market and makeshift structures along the East West Road of Ahoada.
The Governor who noted that the state Government has not approved any market along the stretch of the East West road Ahoada said the demolition would take effect latest Wednesday next week.
“I am the Governor of the state and I have not approve any market in that stretch of the East West road.
“I will not give any notice. Starting from today till next week Wednesday that market would be demolished”, He said.
He further said that structures encroaching into Government land at the County High School Ahoada would be demolished as well without compensation.
Governor Wike who frowend at Traditional rulers who deny or sale job opportunities to non-indegines warned that any traditional ruler found in the act would be dettroned forthwith.
He further stated that traditional rulers residing in Port Harcourt must relocate home and administer their respective domains.
He noted that a committee has been put in place to investigate traditional rulers residing in Port Harcourt for further action.
He stated that while Government is doing it’s best to open up the local areas Ekpeye sons and daughters abroad, at home and in government should consider investing in Ekpeye land rather than investing in Port Harcourt and abroad.
Governor Wike who expressed joy with his inlaws in Ekpeye said Ekpeye people deserves the best in terms of projects.
“I would not have been giving you good projects if your daughter was giving me trouble in the house.
“Because you gave me a good wife, I am also giving you good projects”. He noted.
The Governor vowed to bring to book dissident youths who have continued to wreck havoc in Ekpeye land.
He further charged traditional rulers and stakeholders in Ekpeye to use all within thier powers to protect contractors and ongoing Government projects in thier domains.