Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has explained why he dissolved the last Rivers Road Maintenance Agency because the agency deviated from its core mandate.
Wike, who gave the explanation yesterday while inaugurating the new Rivers Road Maintenance Agency at Government House, Port Harcourt, advised the chairman and members of the agency to strictly adhere to their laid down responsibilities.
The governor stated that the primary function of the agency is to ensure that potholes are eliminated from the streets of the urban areas.
He also warned the chairman and members of the agency to avoid in-fighting so that they can easily deliver on their responsibilities.
Wike said, “The former agency went about awarding contracts, which was out of their core mandate. This agency is not expected to do road construction.
“Road construction is for the Ministry of Works and Special Projects Bureau. You are here to fill potholes and ensure that roads are motorable.”
The governor advised the reconstituted Rivers State Road Maintenance Agency against allowing external influence determine their actions.