Amaechi Gives N100m Grant To Council
RIVERS State Governor Chibuike Amaechi has given a grant of N100 million to Ogu/Bolo Council to augment its development projects, including the linking of Bolo town to the national grid to boost social and economic activities in the area.
While speaking at a Town Hall meeting with the people at Ogu, the council's headquarters, Amaechi said: 'The cardinal projects in my administration are education, health, roads and power.
'Your chairman has done well in the area of power; we will support her with a N100 million grant, because the Ogu/Bolo has taken the rural electrification project seriously, which is also our priority project in the area of power.'
Amaechi also said it was important for his administration to commence the building of a model secondary school in the area by June this year, and urged the people to provide 21 hectares of land for the school. 'It is your entitlement; we hold the money for Rivers people and before June this year, we will mobilise contractors to site,' he added.
He pledged to build more health centres in Ogu, Wakama, Bolo and Ele communities to ease the pressure of having to travel a long distance to access medical attention in the riverine areas.
Following their request, Amaechi also promised to build a Police Station in the area.
On her part, Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government, Dame Maureen Tamuno, commended Amaechi's leadership style, which she said has impacted not only on Rivers State, but the country at large.