Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Rivers people to patronise the entertainment industry in the state for the growth of Rivers economy.
Commissioning the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park Cinema on Wednesday as part of his first one hundred days for the second term, Governor Wike said that Rivers people should expend their funds on relaxation and entertainment facilities in the state capital.
Governor Wike said: “This time, there is no need to travel to Dubai, United States or United Kingdom to relax or be entertained.
“We now have such facilities here in Port Harcourt. We have provided entertainment facilities to stop our people from travelling out for that purpose. Spend your money in our State. There is no need for you to go to Abuja “.
The Governor said that the new Cinema though built by the Rivers State Government, would be administered by a private investor for sustenance.
He added that high level security have been provided in and around the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park to protect the serene and beautiful facility.
He assured that the Rivers State Government will continue to work to satisfy Rivers people and create the right environment for them to live comfortably.
Governor Wike reiterated that the leadership of the State will not succumb to blackmail and negative propaganda.
In a project description, Permanent Secretary of the Special Projects Bureau, Mr Sunny Okere said the project was designed to give the people maximum comfort .
He said the 250-person capacity cinema, is divided into three sections. He said that the cinema has standard walls, lighting effects and sound proof .
Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr Solomon Eke commended Governor Wike for executing key projects in the area.
He said the people of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area will continue to support Governor Wike. He said they exhibited their love for the Governor by the way they defended their votes during the 2019 election.