Former Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike made significant infrastructure developments during his tenure in Rivers State. Some of the key infrastructure projects undertaken by Governor Wike include:
Road Construction: The Wike administration prioritized road construction and rehabilitation projects across the state. Several major roads were constructed or expanded, improving connectivity and reducing travel time. Notable projects include the completion of the Rumuokoro Flyover, Orochiri-Wurukwo Road, Igwuruta-Chokocho Road, and the actualization of the Sakpenwa-Bori Road.
Flyovers and Bridges: Governor Wike’s administration constructed multiple flyovers and bridges to alleviate traffic congestion in strategic locations. The completion of these projects has significantly improved transportation efficiency. Some notable examples include the Okoro-Nu-Odu and Rumuola flyovers, as well as the Eleme Junction Flyover.
Education Infrastructure: The former governor placed emphasis on improving educational facilities in the state. His administration constructed and rehabilitated several primary and secondary schools, providing students with better learning environments. The construction of new classroom blocks and renovation of existing schools contributed to enhancing the quality of education.
Health Infrastructure: Governor Wike’s administration prioritized healthcare infrastructure, aiming to enhance access to quality healthcare services. They constructed and upgraded healthcare facilities across the state, including the construction of the ultramodern Government House Hospital, the Real Madrid Football Academy Medical Center, and the Zonal Hospitals in Bori and Degema.
Sports Infrastructure: The Wike administration invested in sports infrastructure to promote sports development in the state. They constructed the Real Madrid Football Academy, which offers world-class facilities for nurturing young football talents. Additionally, the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium underwent renovation and modernization to meet international standards.
Cultural and Tourism Infrastructure: Governor Wike recognized the potential of the state’s cultural heritage and tourism industry. His administration constructed the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, an Eco-friendly recreational facility with amusement rides, gardens, and a serene environment for relaxation. They also developed the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium, enhancing its capacity and facilities for sporting and cultural events.
Social Infrastructure: The former governor’s administration invested in social infrastructure projects to uplift the living standards of the people. They constructed and rehabilitated markets, town halls, and civic centers, providing communities with gathering spaces and boosting economic activities.
These infrastructure projects undertaken by Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike aimed to improve the overall quality of life for the people of Rivers State, promote economic development, enhance education and healthcare systems, and position the state as a prime destination for tourism and sports.