The Rivers State Government has explained why flyovers were built in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Mgbuoba/Ozuoba Flyover, Gov. Wike said that flyovers were built in Obio/Akpor to decongest the area, since it is overpopulated than any other area.
He also said the state government built flyovers where necessary and that it never constructed flyovers according to any sentiment.
“Rivers State government built flyovers on the consideration of practical utility. I do not know what critics mean by saying that Obio-Akpor has seven flyovers. All I know is that, to decongest the state and make motoring experience easier for the people, we decided to build flyovers where it is necessary to do so,” he said.
“We therefore did not share or construct flyovers, according to any sentiment of allocation by local councils. It is because Obio Akpor Local Council is part of the city of Port Harcourt. Of course, you know Obio Akpor council is comparatively overpopulated than any other local council. So, you expect that it is a reasonable decision for us to decongest the entire area to make life easier for the motoring and, indeed, the general public,” he added.