Rivers State Government has awarded contract for the construction of the internal roads of Isiokpo, the ancient headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area.
The measure is to improve the economy of the area.
During the Thanksgiving Service at the Saint John's Anglican Church, Isiokpo on Sunday in honour of PDP Chieftain, Chief Maxwell Tasie-Amadi, who went through an open heart surgery, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, declared that the people of Isiokpo would no longer suffer marginalisation.
The governor said that his administration would ensure that roads in the area were motorable and other basic amenities improved upon.
He said that the road from Isiokpo to Ibaa was already under construction in line with his promise to the people.
His words: "We will revive Isiokpo and make it economically viable once again. Like other cities, Isiokpo will bubble again".
He lauded the people of Isiokpo for supporting his administration, assuring that he would change the negative narrative foisted on Isiokpo by the immediate past governor, who hails from Ikwerre Local Government Area.
Isiokpo, the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area, was completely neglected by the immediate past APC administration in the state on the account of perceived differences.
On the Thanksgiving, Governor Wike thanked God for granting good health to Chief Tasie-Amadi after his heart surgery.
Besides, Chief Maxwell Tasie-Amadi had said that God used Governor Wike to ensure that he regained his health. He said that the governor acted promotely after learning of his condition.
Picture 1: L-R: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Senator George Sekibo and Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara during the Thanksgiving Service in honour of PDP Chieftain, Chief Maxwell Tasie-Amadi who went through an open heart surgery at the Saint John's Anglican Church, Isiokpo on Sunday.