Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has said he would remain on
the path of principle as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum.
Amaechi stated this in Port Harcourt on Saturday when staff of the NGF Secretariat under his leadership visited him.
Amaechi enjoined the staff to remain neutral in the face of the
forum’s current leadership crisis, assuring them of regular salaries.
He took advantage of the visit to undertake an unscheduled inspection
of some ongoing and completed projects within the state capital.
This, according to the governor, was to acquaint them with projects
embarked upon and those completed by his government.
Some of the projects visited included the Kelsey Harrison 120-bed
Hospital, some modern primary schools and the 38,000 sitter stadium
He expressed displeasure over “breech of some contract agreement” by
the handlers of the hospital.
He phoned the Commissioner for Health to write the managers to correct the identified breeches or have the contract revoked.
Others visited were the ongoing health centre within the Rivers State
University of Science and Technology complex, the state Conference
Centre and some completed road projects.
Amaechi called on the contractors to be up to their responsibilities
or have their contract re-determined.
He said government was constructing 500 modern primary schools across
the state, adding that 250 of the schools would be commissioned in
This, he said, was to address the shortage of primary schools in the state.
Asishana Okauru, Director General of the NGF Secretariat, who led the
staff on the visit, expressed satisfaction with the projects
Okauru said: “We are very impressed by the institutions and
infrastructure on ground here.
“It shows that Rivers is a modern state.”
According to him, the facilities inspected are comparable to those in
most advanced countries of the world.