Wike: Funding of Projects Not Problem in Rivers

Wike during Inspection

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says his administration always sets funds aside for any project that it awards. He stated that this is the reason why there would be no abandoned project in the State.

The Governor gave this explanation after inspecting the Junior Doctors’ Residential Quarters and the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt.

Wike said he has continued to fulfill the promise of executing quality projects in every sector and the reconstruction of the Junior Doctors’ Quarters is one of such projects.

According to him, when completed, the quarters would enhance the productivity of Doctors.

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“The extent of work we saw at the Junior Doctors Quarters is very astonishing. We had promised to touch every sector to improve productivity of workers.

“Any projects we want to embark upon, we make sure that there are funds for them. We want to complete every project awarded by us.

“What you’ve seen there is work still at the foundation level. It is very solid and you will only understand it when the structures are out of the ground. There are not less than 46 one-bedroom flats for the Junior Doctors,” he said.

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The Governor also express delight at the extent of work at the Real Madrid Football Academy located at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium.  He has, however, directed the Special Adviser on Real Madrid Football Academy to commence the screening of applicants in preparation for the opening.

However, he stressed that academic and sporting activities cannot begin at the Academy until the Federal Government directs the reopening of schools.

“The Real Madrid Football Academy is conceived to give skills to our youths. Those of them who are talented in football will continue with it and others will face academics.

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“This is first of its kind in Africa and we appreciate our partnership with Real Madrid, Spain. Already, they have trained our coaches who are now eager to start work”, he said.

“The Special Adviser should start the admission process. Those who are qualified will be admitted and made to hold on for resumption. Our decision is that 70 percent admission will be for Rivers people while 30 percent for others.

“Nobody will come here and not be happy with what we have done,” he emphasised.

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