Commissioning the Rumuwoji International Market


The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that the frequency with which Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike churns out quality projects justifies his world acclaimed name, “Mr Project “.

Commissioning the Rumuwoji International Market built by the Wike Administration in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Kayode Fayemi commended Governor Wike for his outstanding performance.

“Even if it is one project per day, it will be almost 10days. Now I understand why they refer to him as Mr Project”.

Fayemi said that governance is about improving the living standard of the people, noting that Governor Wike has worked hard for Rivers people.

Governor Fayemi said though he is not in the same political party with Governor Wike , his duty as chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum is to support, protect and defend all governors irrespective of their party affiliations.

In his address, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that he pledged to rebuild the Market and that the commissioning of the Rumuwoji Market is a fulfilment of that promise

“I made a promise to construct this market. We started this market from the foundation to its completion.

“When we make promises to the people, we are bound to fulfil the promises. Hold us accountable to our promises, because there is no need for excuses. We made a promise and we have fulfilled that promise “, he said.

He informed that the Rivers State Government has finished paying for the project.

Governor Wike established a management committee for the market, directing the committee to ensure that the market serves the people.

“I will give Rumuwoji women shop allocations in this market. I advise that they should not sell their shops because we will release funds for the Rumuwoji women to ply their trade”, he said.

The Market Project has:

421 Lock up Shops
34 Open Shops
440 Precast Open Store tables
2 Banks
1 Canteen
1 Restaurant
6 Admin Offices
2 Cold rooms
31 Toilets
Storage Space
1 fire Station
And Clinic.