By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT— In a move to develop a new water supply chain for Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has inaugurated the Port Harcourt Water Corporation.
The governor also inaugurated Executive Committee of NAFEST to organise the NAFEST 2018 cultural festival.
Inaugurating the Port Harcourt Water Corporation, Thursday, at Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike charged members to ensure that water flows to homes in the state capital.
“I want to advise the Port Harcourt Water Corporation to work in unity to ensure that water flows to homes for the first time in decades. Members of the Port Harcourt Water Corporation have the opportunity of writing their names in gold by delivering on this all important assignment,” he said.
The governor explained that due to the importance of the water project, a commissioner was removed and assigned to work as acting managing director of the corporation because of his experience and professional competence.
He said that the New Port Harcourt Water Project will be executed via a loan applied for by the immediate past administration, which was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan.