We are restoring Port Harcourt as Nigeria’s Garden City – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has vowed to to continue his developmental strides to ensure Port Harcourt is restored back to its lost glory as the nation’s Garden City.

Speaking after an inspection of beautification gardens and roundabouts, Governor Wike said that the new Port Harcourt will promote tourism and create wealth the Government House reports.

He said the loss of Garden City status negatively affected the Rivers State capital, hence his administration’s deliberate programme  to rebuild  infrastructure in Port Harcourt.

“Port Harcourt is known as the  Garden City of the nation, but it lost that status due to neglect in the past. What we are doing is to restore Port Harcourt to what it used to  be .

“We want develop  the city beyond its previous position.  You can see all the roundabouts , the  roads, the gardens that are springing up in Port Harcourt. The aim is to develop a Port Harcourt that  will attract visitors and positively impact the economy “, he said

The governor commended all the contractors handling the beautification projects to revive Port Harcourt.

He said Rivers people appreciate the emerging beautiful Port Harcourt. He said even at night, residents gathered at different locations to celebrate the urban renewal projects.

Urhokpota Reporters gathered that the  State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah was part of the inspection team.

Richard Okundia,
Reporting for Urhokpota Reporters.