Okrika People Are Solidly Behind Wike- EDFA, NDDC

The executive director of finance and administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Boma Iyaye, says members from the Okrika nationality are ready to support the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

Iyaye said this when Wike received members of the group during a “Thank You” visit on Sunday, at his residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

He disclosed that the funds for the landmark Borokiri/Okrika bridge project have been provided, while the process for the commencement of the infrastructure outlay has being kick-started.

Iyaye  appreciated the minister for giving them the opportunity to visit him, pointing out that the minister has been good to him over the years which he promised to reflect in his planned Author Biography.

“We will follow you to anywhere you want us to follow because of your impactful contributions.”

Responding Wike appealed to Iyaye to change the narratives at the commission by embarking on major infrastructure projects that will have direct impacts on the lives of the Niger Delta people.

The minister commended the Okrika people who deemed it necessary to visit and appreciate him for facilitating the appointment of one of their own to the Board of the NDDC, saying that it is good to appreciate someone who has impacted your life.

He also  advised Iyaye to, as a matter of urgency, embark on critical projects like the Borokiri/Okrika Bridge that will connect the Niger Delta areas with the Upland in Port Harcourt, not building only classrooms as obtainable in the past at the NDDC.

Wike further disclosed that he supported the appointment of Boma Iyaye as the EDFA because of his unwavering commitment and loyalty over the years.

While asking iyaye to sustain the momentum, as people have lost hope in NDDC, which he must rekindle, in line with President Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda.

The minister also encouraged the Traditional Rulers from the Okrika Nation and other residents to support the President for the overall benefit of all and saundry.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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