AMAECHI @55, THE LEGENDARY ACHIEVER MAY 27, 2020 ||Eric Daminabo Ogolo

….. A NEVER FORGOTTEN HISTORY IN RIVERS || Eric Daminabo Ogolo

@55, THE LEGENDARY ACHIEVER MAY 27, 2020

….. A NEVER FORGOTTEN HISTORY IN RIVERS || Eric Daminabo Ogolo

History they say can never been forgotten or be altered. Amaechi who is the current Minister of Transportation has a history that can’t never be forgotten with ; her people and government.

A one time Governor of Rivers State, whho christened his government as a RIVERS OF POSSIBILITIES. He dreamt, planned and implemented a RIVERS with an unending possibility. A Rivers were children of the lower-class citizens had better education by building over 500 primary schools with a state of art facility. He worked and delivered 60 Health centers, in 60 communities in 60 days that initiative was tagged 60:60:60 in Rivers State.

Indeed, Amaechi has a long unforgettable history with Rivers State. What could be more historical sharing same birth with Rivers State.

His projects are still littered all over the state. From Songhai farm in Tai LGA, to the Buguma fish farm in Asari-toru LGA, the Rice mill in Emohua LGA or even the numerous land reclamation in Opobo, Andoni & Okirika? The list is endless!

On ROADS; under Amaechi we saw massive constructions of roads, bridges and interchanges all over Rivers state.
Realizing that there is a direct link between state of infrastructure and the growth rate of any economy, it is to the credit of the Amaechi’s administration when he was existing office, he had completed 90 per cent of the phase 1A of the Rivers State monorail, completed two major interchanges, two flyovers and 25 bridges.

  1. He completed the flyover at Agip Roundabout on Ikwerre Road.
  2. Completed the Obiri-Ikwerre interchange ( the intersection between Prof. Tam David-west boulevard and East-west Road).
  3. The administration completed bridges 1-9 in the Ogoni/Andoni/Opobo Unit Road Project.
  4. He dualized the oginigba-Rumuobiokani Road.
  5. He also dualized the Elekahia-Rumuomasi Road linking Aba Expressway.
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In AGRICULTURE; Amaechi knew agriculture plays a critical role in the entire life of a given economy. And its importance to the economic growth of a nation. In addition to providing food and raw material, he knew it will provide employment opportunities to very large percentage of the population.

In a quest to fulfil all of these, He achieved;

  1. The establishment of Songhai Farm in Bonu, Tai LGA Rivers State.
  2. The Establishment of a Buguma Fish Farm.
  3. The disbursement of Agricultural loan to small medium Fishermen and farmers across the state.

In the HEALTH sector; He worked and delivered 60 Health centers, in 60 communities in 60 Days. That initiative was tagged 60.60.60 in Rivers State. This was basically to help remote communities have access to health services, improved quality of care, focus on prevention, Early management of health conditions.

In a quest to fulfil all of these:

  1. The Construction of a 120 Bed Kelsey Harrison Specialist Hospital in Diobu was completed.
  2. Completed construction of NIMI BRIGGS Hospital in Rivers State University.
  3. Completion of a Maxilo-Facial Specialist Hospital at Garrison.
  4. He completed a total of 160 Health-care Centers round the state.

POWER; Amaechi knew power was important to the economic development of state/country because it brings investment opportunities for the country. In a country with a fair share of electricity, investors come in because the cost of production in such a country is minimal compared to where there is no electricity.

  1. He built/completed power stations situated at Trans-Amadi, Eleme and Omoku. 130, 75, 150 Mega-watts respectively.
  2. He built two new power station in Afam.
  3. He built seven transmission stations and seven distribution injection sub-stations.
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EDUCATION, Amaechi dreamt of a Rivers were children of the lower-class citizens had better education by building over 500 primary schools. Knowing that education gives people the skills they need to help themselves out of poverty or, in other words, into prosperity. Hence, it is the education which can lead a person from poverty into prosperity.

In a quest to achieve all of these;

  1. Through the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) He granted scholarships to both Rivers indigenes and non-indigenes.
  2. He built standard primary schools in all 23 LGAs of the state.
  3. He built standard secondary schools in all 23 LGAs of the state.
  4. He employed 13,000 new teachers to the educational sector of the state.

ON LAND RECLAMATION AND SHORELINE PROTECTION; Amaechi Embarked on land reclamation in our Riverine communities.

  1. There are over six land reclamation/shore protection projects at Andoni, Opobo, Buguma, Abalama, Olumbie/Owukiri Island and Oba-Ama-Okrika with over 1,140,000km completed.

The eight years democratic rule of Amaechi were that of commitment to good governance and transparent and accountable stewardship to Rivers people.

Happy 55th birthday HE!

~ Eric Daminabo Ogolo

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