Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara has warned individuals or groups attempting to disrupt projects being executed by his government that they will be treated as saboteurs.
He gave the stern warning when he inspected ongoing works at the 20,000 housing units project located along the Obiri-Ikwerre-Airport Road in the Ikwerre local government area.
Fubara was received and conducted round the project site by the MD/CEO of TAF Africa Global, Mustapha Njie.
The governor said he was already inundated with reports of some community people threatening to disrupt construction work at the site.
Governor Fubara wondered some people wanted to sabotage the project when there were available channels they could explore to address their concerns with the state government.
“I am also aware that some of the community people are coming up with issues. But let it be clear, we didn’t jump into this project, we did all the surveys that we needed to do.
“We took our time to check the land. It is a property that belongs to the Rivers State government under the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority.
We are not taking anybody’s land. However, if you feel that there is an encroachment, you should know the right authority to visit.
“Nobody should come here and disrupt the Contractor, that is the truth because am going to take it personally as sabotage to my government.
“I know a lot of people are trying to do one thing or the other to sabotage us. I am not going to take it lightly.
“In as much as I believe that peace is the major ingredient that we need for every development, it doesn’t mean I will be quiet when I see anybody; I don’t care who the person is, that will come here to disrupt this project.”
“You can see for yourselves that the Contractor means business. When we came in here in December it was a bush, and today we can see a lot of buildings springing up. It means that the contractor is serious.
“I am really impressed, and as a government, one of the things we owe our people is decent housing.
“Just as the President said today when he was doing a ground breaking for the Renewed Hope City, he said every Nigerian deserved a decent home.”