Governor Nyesom Wike.

Rivers state governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, says the state government is considering construction of a flyover at the GRA junction, Port Harcourt, to ease traffic in the area.

Wike inspected the proposed location of the flyover bridge in company of his works commissioner, Austin Ben-Chioma, Engineers from the state ministry of works and project engineers from Julius Berger Nigeria Plc .

In an interview with newsmen, Governor Wike, said that a final decision would be taken on the project.

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“We are thinking that the fourth flyover bridge should be at the GRA Junction. We went there today to examine the possibility. We have not taken a final decision on it.

“Within a short time, we will take a final decision. But the three other flyover bridges are progressing quite well. ”

Governor Wike also inspected the urban renewal programme of his administration in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor local government areas.

The Governor said the state government will evaluate buildings in different communities affected by construction of roads and pay the necessary compensation.

“We had to inspect other works being carried out by Julius Berger.

“We have a challenge of compensation. This is because where the roads are passing through, there are several structures in place.

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“There is nothing we can do, but to take the necessary action. We have to send the relevant Ministry to evaluate the buildings for compensation.

“This for the construction to continue. We are happy with what we are doing for the people of Rivers State.”

The position of the Governor was made know in a statement by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.