Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, will visit the state on Thursday to inaugurate key projects executed by his administration.
The governor also announced that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen, would on Wednesday lay the foundation stone for the construction of judgesâ€™ quarters in the state.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Bishops of the Province of the Niger Delta of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) yesterday, Wike listed the projects to be inaugurated by Osinbajo to include Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu Road in Etche Local Government Area, Igbo Etche-Chokocho-Rumuokwurusi Interchange Road, Rukpokwu Market Junction to Aluu Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rumuokoro Market and Park in Obio/Akpor and Â Ogbunabali Internal Roads in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
Â Wike also explained that the judgesâ€™ quarters was necessary as the state was working towards ensuring that the judiciary is positioned to resist the temptation to be corrupt.
â€œWhen judges retire, they will go with the houses. The state government is building these houses to ensure that they are comfortable to carry out their constitutional roles,â€ he said.
He thanked the Bishops of the Anglican Church Province of the Niger Delta for their support. He expressed happiness that he was meeting the bishops and their spouses collectively for the first time.
Â He said: â€œAs far as God has given us the opportunity to serve the state, we must continue to partner the church. It is by Godâ€™s grace that we are here. We will do everything to support the church.â€
Archbishop of Anglican Niger Delta Province, Most Rev Ignatius Kattey, said Wike has laid the foundation for the continuous development of Rivers State and urged other Nigerian leaders to come to the State to witness the rapid development taking place under Wikeâ€™s leadership.
He said the fight against corruption could only be effective when it begins with those at its vanguard.
The Archbishop also expressed regretÂ that Christians are always at the receiving end of religious conflicts in parts of the country.