With the oncoming New Year, thousands will again be deprived of suitable channels for businesses as the State Government in Rivers State has annouced temporary closure of the popular Creek Road in Bille, Bonny and Nember jetties.
This was issued in a statement by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant (Media) to Governor Nyesom Wike. He stated that the temporary closure was to enable the Government carry out extensive sanitation in the affected areas.
This statement follows earlier pledges by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to create a more robust business environment to enable economic growth, empowerment and the creation of tangible jobs for Rivers people in 2021.
The Government has ordered Law Enforcement Agents to enforce strict compliance and arrest defaulting boat operators and traders.
Meanwhile, in a new year broadcast, by the Governor, yesterday 30 December 2020, he stated that he had lade the foundation for develoopment in the state and that there would be concerted efforts in 2021 to transform Rivers State into the desired dream.
According to the Governor, his administration’s agenda has been clear from the beginning. Wike stated that a more pragmatic approach will be adopted in the New Year, to address concerns especially in areas of sustenance of peace and security, education, affordable healthcare, fixing the infrastructural deficit and driving better economic growth, as well as social progress for the State.
Here are the words of the Governor:
“Today, we express our gratitude to God and our people not only for the opportunity to serve, but also for the achievements we have recorded, which now form the foundations for our drive towards greater levels of development, economic growth, better life and secured future for our people.
“But, we also concede to the fact that there’s much more to be done to realize the Rivers State of our dreams: a progressive State with fabulous infrastructures, quality education, affordable healthcare and boundless economic opportunities for all who live in it.
“We will, therefore, continue in 2021 to focus on the fundamental task of creating a new Rivers State through prudent, efficient and transparent management of available resources.
“Essentially, we shall continue to upgrade and expand educational infrastructure and services across all levels of the education system.
“There is no better guarantee for the future progress of our State and the nation than to ensure that every child has the realistic access to the transformational light of education and skills acquisition.
“We shall also continue to prioritize healthcare delivery and ensure that everyone has access to affordable primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services”, he declared.