Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the demolition of buildings belonging to the Bayelsa State Government in Port Harcourt, will not cause a rift between both states.
Wike, disclosed this during the flag-off of the construction of judges quarters on the land on Monday.
According to him, part of the move was to rid the area of criminal elements, who used the abandoned property as hideout.
“This is the second phase of residence of judges of the Rivers State judiciary. It is important to let the public know where we are. This place used to be Bayelsa State government property when it was created out of Rivers State. As part of urban renewal, we gave the whole of Old GRA to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC to do all the roads and drainages,” he said.