Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says his administration is ready to establish an agricultural farm project on a 10,000-hectare land in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state, if the council and
the people of the area provide the land.
This will boost food production in the state and create employment for the people of Oyigbo.
Governor Amaechi also disclosed that the model secondary school in Oyigbo being built by his administration would be ready for academic activities later this year.
The governor spoke during a town hall meeting with the people of Oyigbo Local Government Area in the Oyigbo Council headquarters, Afam on Wednesday.
“I want Oyigbo people to give me 10,000 hectares of land, and I will give you an agricultural project that will employ people here,” saying that, “the first step to solving economic crisis, especially, crime is to provide people with a source of livelihood.
“So, you need to provide for them a source of livelihood and for the unskilled labour, who constitute the highest number, the easiest way to engage them is to look at the area of agriculture.”
Governor Amaechi spoke on the things
and projects his administration is doing and has done in Oyigbo.
“I heard the chairman say we should complete the secondary school. By September this year, just like we have opened Eleme Secondary School, we should open the secondary school in Oyigbo. It is just the hostels and the staff quarters that we need to finish
He also assured the people of steady power supply in the coming days. “You know we are working on power in Port Harcourt, one assurance I will give you is that I will direct them to come to Oyigbo and find out why you do not have light. We are working on that, again give us one month, you know I am not a
specialist in power, they are working in Port Harcourt. I will pull some of them out to come and see why you do not have light in Oyigbo and give you light”.
Amaechi said his administration has constructed some internal roads in Oyigbo Local Government Area, and listed some of them to include Anambra Street, Ijeoma
Andy Street, Oga Imo Street, Obuchi Road, among others where work is ongoing.
Among the completed model primary schools in Oyigbo, the governor listed Community Primary School, Obeakpu, Community Primary School, Egburu, Community Primary School, Ayama, Community Primary School, Oyigbo North, Primary School, Oyigbo,
Community Primary School, Obeama, State School, Oyigbo West, State School, Okpontu, amongst others; with two recently in Ajuo Ndoki and Okoloba.
He also promised to build one model primary healthcare centre in Afam to provide healthcare services for the people there.
The governor said education at the primary and secondary school level was free and gave instruction for suspension of school principals found to have collected any form of fees from pupils and students.
As an interactive forum, those who came forward to ask questions equally praised Governor Amaechi for his people-oriented projects in the state.
Earlier, the Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Hon Felix Nwaeke, in his welcome address, noted that Governor Amaechi’s policies had had positive impact on all Rivers peopleof Oyigbo Local Government Area, I want to thank you for positively impacting the lives of Rivers people, including Oyigbo Local Government Area. Our people are therefore resolute in identifying with your giant strides and offer to continue lending their support and commitment to your efforts towards the enthronement of true democracy and the development of basic infrastructures needed for the emergence of a greater Rivers State.
“That you were the chairman of the Speakers’ Forum and now the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum in Nigeria is testimonial and a confirmation of your outstanding leadership qualities hinged on direct approach to issues and an unfeigned disposition to the enthronement of the best.”
Nwaeke also listed some of his achievements in Oyigbo Local Government Area