Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Riv­ers State has revealed plans by his administration to rehabilitate the state’s School of Public Health Nursing.
He however decried the failure of the management of the institution to maintain the school’s infrastructure.
Wike, who inspected the school on Tuesday, said that the forthcoming comprehen­sive rehabilitation of the insti­tution may require shutting it down during the duration of the exercise.
The governor was accom­panied during the inspection of projects by Senator George Thompson Sekibo, who rep­resents Rivers East Senatori­al District.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Sime­on Nwakaudu, the governor expressed sadness that the management of the school refused to take basic sani­tary measures to ensure that the school’s environment was ideal for teaching and learn­ing.
He said: “What I saw at the Rivers State School of Public Health Nursing is quite disappointing. The en­vironment of the school is very unkempt and the build­ings are in bad condition.
“We will revive and re­habilitate the School of Pub­lic Health Nursing and bring it to the standard needed to train nurses,” he said.
Also, on Tuesday, Gover­nor Wike inspected ongoing work at the Rumuokoro Mar­ket and Bus Park in Obio/Ak­por Local Government Area.
He commended the con­tractor for the quality of work done, saying that the project when completed would help to resolve traffic congestion in that area.
The governor also in­spected the construction of the State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt.
In an interview with newsmen, Senator Seki­bo said that Governor Wike is recreating Rivers State through well-planned pro­jects.
He said the number of projects in the offing across Rivers State would require over two months of daily commissioning programmes, long after the second year an­niversary. - The Authority