Governor Wike To Deliver 3000 Boarding Schools In Rivers’

Governor Wike To Deliver 3000 Boarding Schools In Rivers’

Contractor handed over 18 classroom blocks to Rivers Post –Primary School Board in Ogoni


Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State chairman of Post –Primary School Board, Chief David Briggs says the Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike is committed to deliver the 3000 boarding schools he promised to Rivers people before the end of his first tenure in office.

 Chief Briggs stated this during a hand over ceremony of keys to the newly built and renovated 18 classroom blocks completed by Governor Nyesome Wike’s administration at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, in Ogoni,  Khana Local government area of the state.

Briggs, who thanked the contractor for delivering his job on time, said the facilities required in the 18 classroom blocks and completion two hostels for boarding house would be delivered  in four months.

He noted that the completion of the classroom blocks  and the grand breaking of the hostels is a sign that the governor is committed with people-oriented projects, adding that the Birabi Memorial Grammar School project is one of the 3000 boarding schools promised by Governor Wike’s administration.

He however, called on Ogoni People to support the programmes and policies of the Governor, stressing that it would be difficult for the governor to deliver on his promises if the people are not in support of him.

Briggs said: “Today we are not commissioning the school, it is a handover ceremony by the time the hostels are ready the governor will come here and commission the project. These classroom blocks completed today are one of the 3000 boarding schools for secondary schools.

“I want to thank my board members; I want to thank the political leaders in the area for ensuring that the contractor delivers on time. We are representing the governor on this capacity; therefore it is our responsibility to inform the governor that the job has been completed.

 “The job was done and delivered within a recorded time, the two boarding hostel are going to accommodate 600 students.  By the time the governor will come here to commission this classroom blocks and hostel all the facilities that are required   will be completed.”