Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has declared his dislike for abandoned projects saying he cannot award jobs if he has no money to finish them.
Wike said his administration would always make sure there were funds available before awarding projects.
“If I award a job and there is no money, you will say I’ve abandoned the projects. It’s worse. It is better not to award the project, than award it and abandon it. We have awarded it and said that this project must be completed in six months’ time and we have mobilised the contractor,” he said.
Wike spoke on Wednesday at the kick-off of Elekahia internal roads in Port Harcourt Local Government Area, performed by Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice-Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike urged Rivers people to hold him responsible for what his administration had vowed to deliver within its lifespan.
The Governor mocked peddlers of propaganda against his administration, who alleged that Elekahia community, among Rebisi communities, had been denied projects.
“You know in politics, people are good at propaganda. I’m sure, so many of you, people have told you I was not going to do anything for the Elekahia community. I’m sure”, he said.
The Governor noted that no good politician like him could neglect Elekahia community that had remained a stronghold of political support to his administration.
Wike said that the essence of politics was to support a party or administration that could deliver democratic dividends to the people.