Now I understand why they call Wike Mr Project –Fayemi

•Commissions Rumuwoji International Market

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the frequency with which Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, churns out quality projects justifies his world acclaimed name, "Mr Project ".

Commissioning the Rumuwoji International Market built by the Wike Administration in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Fayemi commended Wike for his outstanding performance.
He said: "We are proud of him (Governor Wike) . We are proud of the work he is doing in Rivers State. He is going to continue to Commission projects till 27th September. That is almost 10 days from now.
"Even if it is one project per day, it will be almost 10 days. Now I understand why they refer to him as Mr Project".
Fayemi said that governance was about improving the living standard of the people, noting that Governor Wike has worked hard for Rivers people.
His words: "The promise that the governor made is what he is fulfilling today. That is what government is all about. Government is about affecting the lives of our people.
"Governance is about improving the quality and condition of our society. Governance is about ensuring that we fulfil promises that we make to the people ".
He said that though he was not in the same political party with Governor Wike, his duty as chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum was to support, protect and defend all governors irrespective of their party affiliations.
In his address, Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said that he pledged to rebuild the market and that the commissioning of the Rumuwoji Market was a fulfilment of that promise.
"I made a promise to construct this market. We started this market from the foundation to its completion.
"When we make promises to the people, we are bound to fulfil the promises. Hold us accountable to our promises, because there is no need for excuses. We made a promise and we have fulfilled that promise", he said.
He also disclosed that the Rivers State government has finished paying for the project.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Mr Joseph Amiofori, said that the market has two banking halls, clinic, police post, fire station, fire hydrants, pumping station and fire alert system.
He said that the market has 421 lock-up shops, 34 open stalls and 441 concrete tables .

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