Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said more companies are relocating to the state because of the attractive investment climate.
He told journalists after an inspection tour of ongoing projects in the state Monday that a deliberate implementation of strategic policies has brought the investments.
The governor stated that the improvement in the state’s security architecture with the help of security agencies and the provision of critical infrastructure were responsible for the turnaround.
He also reiterated the resolve of his administration to return Port Harcourt to its garden city status.
“I can tell you now that more companies are coming into the state. The security has also improved so much with the help of security agencies and people feel safer to invest in the state,” he said.
He stated further that: “I am also resolved to leave Port Harcourt far better than what I met on ground. Everybody can see that it is not easy, considering the present economic situation in the country”.
The governor also pointed out that: “To sustain the execution of infrastructural development projects and also fight COVID-19 when most of my colleagues are complaining of paucity of funds shows political will and strategic leadership.”
“People are wondering how we are doing it. But we are determined not to disappoint our people and they will be happy when I served out my tenure that they had a governor that really came to serve,” he said.
Wike also announced that the contract for the expansion of Rumuola flyover project had been signed, adding that the work would soon begin on that flyover and the dualisation of Ezimbu Link Road popularly called Mummy B Road and the Tombia Extension Road.
Governor Wike stated that the urban renewal programme of his administration is achieving its purpose, particularly with the commitment shown by the contractors handling the three flyovers at Rebisi, Rumuogba and Okoro nu Odo.