Saturday, May 11, 2013

I’ll make Rivers a better place – Amaechi

Riveres State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has given the assurance that he will leave the state better than he met it in 2007.

Amaechi, who gave this assurance on Friday when members of the Nigeria Institute of Architects, Rivers State chapter, visited him in the Government House, Port Harcourt, said part of his transformation agenda was to leave a legacy hinged on transparency and accountability.
The governor explained that his administration could account for its stewardship within the past six years.
He noted that his government had built 350 schools out of the 700 proposed, while 250 of the schools had since been operational.
According to the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Tele Ikuru, 120 primary health care centres have been completed out of the 150 proposed to boost the health sector.
Amaechi said, “Part of the things we have promised to do when we came is that we are going to leave Rivers State better than the time we came in.
“So, Rivers State should be better than when we came in and I believe that in the last six years we have been able to discharge our duties in such a way that those who appreciate will agree that we can conveniently account for our stay in government.”
Commending the NIA for playing prominent roles in the development of state urban renewal policy, especially the Greater Port Harcourt, Amaechi said the NIA had one of the most brilliant minds.
“We are able to redesign Port Harcourt through your valuable inputs. The NIA is a partner in progress in the administration’s efforts at developing the state.
“I give an assurance that our long standing relationship will be sustained through future collaborations,” the governor added.
Earlier, the NIA Chairman, Mr. Dike Emmanuel, commended the state government for its reforms in the building sector and emphasised that the situation had reduced quackery, building collapse and revenue loss.

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