The Rivers State Government has revealed that more companies are relocating to the state because of the attractive investment climate.
Governor Onyesom Wike disclosed this while speaking to journalists after an inspection tour of on-going projects in the state.
He stated that a deliberate implementation of strategic policies has brought the investments.
The Rivers State Governor noted that the improvement in the state’s security architecture with the help of security agencies and the provision of critical infrastructure for development are responsible for the turnaround.
“I can tell you now that more companies are coming into the state. The security has also improved so much with the help of security agencies and people feel safer to invest in the state”.
In his words,“I have also resolved to leave Port Harcourt far better than what I met on ground. Everybody can see that it is not easy, considering the present economic situation in the country.
“To sustain the execution of infrastructural development projects and also fight COVID-19 when most of my colleagues are complaining of paucity of funds shows political will and strategic leadership.
“People are wondering how we are doing it. But we are determined not to disappoint our people and they will be happy when I have served out my tenure that they had a governor that really came to serve,” he opined.
Governor Wike also reiterated the resolve of his administration to return Port Harcourt to its garden city status.
The governor also disclosed that the contract for the expansion of Rumuola flyover project has been signed.
He said work would soon begin on that flyover and the dualization of Ezimbu Link Road popularly called Mummy B Road and the Tombia Extension Road.
Governor Wike stated emphatically that the urban renewal programme of his administration is achieving its purpose particularly with the commitment shown by the contractors handling the three flyovers at Rebisi, Rumuogba and Okoro nu Odo.