Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his administration is working round the clock to restore the lost glory of Port Harcourt as the nation’s Garden City.
Speaking after an inspection of beautification gardens and roundabouts last Thursday night, Governor Wike, said that the new Port Harcourt would promote tourism and create wealth.
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 to 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 appreciated the emerging beautiful Port Harcourt adding that even at night, residents gathered at different locations to celebrate Governor Wike for the urban renewal.
He was accompanied on the inspection by the Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah.