Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday renamed Creek Road after the former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.
He commissioned the reconstructed road as part of activities marking his third year in office.
Wike explained that Mrs Jonathan was honoured for her support and encouragement for the development of the state.
He said: “Our mother, Mrs Jonathan, is a woman who has supported us. We recognise her because of her contributions, we recognise her because of her support for the development of the state. It is on this note that I rename this road, Mrs. Patience Jonathan Road.
“When we were campaigning, we assured the people that we will deliver this important road. All of us know how this road was before the reconstruction. Borokiri and township roads were in very deplorable conditions before we came on board.
“It was as if Borokiri and township were no longer part of Port Harcourt. To the glory of God, this road has come back to life.”
He charged the residents of the area and traders to cooperate with the Rivers State Government to ensure the maintenance of the road.
National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, commended Wike for the transformation of Rivers.
“For 38 years, this road was left to rot. Previous administrations neglected the road. The road was completely destroyed. The governor has done this major project not only for Port Harcourt, but for the riverine communities,” Secondus said.