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One Flyover Cost The State N7billion – Wike

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that each of the nine flyovers erected by his government so far has cost around N7 billion.

Governor Wike made the announcement during the inauguration of the Rumuola Flyover in Rivers State’s Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

Governor Wike, who was overjoyed to announce that his administration has erected nine flyovers since 2019, said,

“Each of these nine flyovers cost not less than N7billion. If you calculate N7 billion by 9, you know how much it will give you.”

Apart from the tenth flyover, which is now under construction, the Rivers governor stated that all others granted since 2019, such as the Rumukalagbor, GRA, and Abali flyovers, have been finished and commissioned or are soon to be commissioned.

He recounted how, during the construction of the Rumuola Flyover, many individuals criticized the project, claiming that it would interrupt free flow of traffic considering how busy the route is.

He however expressed joy that the same people who criticised the project initially were among those commending it today.

“What we’re doing shows our commitment. Governance is about the people. Governance is about doing what the people want. Governance is about making promises and fulfilling them,” Wike said.

He said that the GRA Flyover will open on Saturday, and that some of the other flyovers would open in January and March 2022.

The governor added that his government chose Julius Berger despite the high cost because he wanted to provide Rivers residents with excellent and long-lasting projects.

He stated that the majority of the flyovers being constructed, as well as rehabilitation works, were on federal highways, demonstrating that Rivers State was assisting the federal government in its job, adding that the apex government was ordinarily expected to repay the state.

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