Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has cautioned miscreants to desist from breaking shops and looting properties along the Azikiwe/Iloabuchi Road.
The Governor gave the charge during the Flag-off ceremony for the dualization of the Azikiwe/Iloabuchi Road in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Today.
He warned miscreants not to take laws into their hands, and allow shop owners move their properties, ahead of the demolition.
According to him, owners of properties along the road will be paid before Monday, adding that he has requested for the list from the state Commissioner for Works to ensure nobody is left out.
He also said money for the compensation is ready, and that the Road will be completed in six months time.
The Governor, stated that once people are compensated; demolition will begin immediately, as government will wait for nobody.
He revealed that the Iloabuchi Road is his last project in Port Harcourt, as he has fulfilled all the promises made to people of the LGA.
He commended people of the LGA for their support over the years, and urged them to support the contractor to finish up the project even before the agreed date.
The Governor also said 80 percent of the money has been paid to Julius Berger, and that the construction giant is now owing the state.
“We have paid Julius Berger 80 percent of the money. So it is not a question of coming here to tell you, we will do road at the end of the day, No! Julius Berger is owing us now. So all we want you people to do is to please cooperate and support Julius Berger to complete this project within six months time” he said.
“As I came in here I called the commisoner for works, where is the file for the compensation? So that Julius Berger will not say, well we cannot do anything because compensation has not been paid. I want to say the money for compensation is ready … All those whose houses are affected must be paid before Monday,” he added.
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