The deputy speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ehie O. Edison, on Monday commissioned U.P.E. School, Idoke-Upata in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
This is as part of effort to fulfil the goal of Universal Primary Education which is being pursued with vigour by the Wike-led administration.
Speaking during the official commissioning ceremony, , the law maker lauded the Upata people for the support given to him and the entire candidates of the People’s Democratic Party at the 2019 general elections.
He said all the projects so far executed are on his personal funding as a fulfilment of campaign promises.
“These projects are not constituency projects”, he said.
The lawmaker said that Ikata, Ogbele and Ihuaba town halls are listed for commissioning by December 2019, adding that his interest is geared towards making his people happy.
Also commissioned was the second biggest market in Ahoada East located at Edeoha.
Hon. Major Jack, Deputy Chief Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who spoke shortly before he performed the official commissioning of U.P.E school Idoke, promised the 9th Assembly will make Rivers State proud.
He commended the Deputy Speaker for having his people at heart.
Also at the occasion was the executive chairman of Ahoada East, Barr. Ben Eke who promised to sink a borehole that will provide portable water for the school and build the headmaster’s lodge to compliment the good effort of Rt. Hon. Edison.
He said the council is set to rehabilitate Industrial Unit Ahoada and build six classroom blocks at Ihuowo.
He also said that plans are underway to commence work at Ahoada mini stadium and hinted that the council has approved the building of Upata District Office at Edeoha.
Speaking on behalf of the Upata people, HRM, Eze Dr. Felix Otuwarikpo, Eze Upata the 3rd thanked the Deputy Speaker for taking so many a burdens off the traditional institution.
He called on contractors handling projects in Upata kingdom to ensure that they complete them on schedule, warning that Upata people will not tolerate project abandonment.