Rivers State governor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has said that his administration spent well over N7.2 billion in the building of new model schools in Etche Local Government Area of the state.
Amaechi spoke at a town hall meeting with the people of Etche at Etche Local Government Council Secretariat, Okehi.
He said all schools still under construction in Olakwo I, Ndashi, Igbo-Etche, Obibi, Ekem and other communities in Etche, would be completed soon.
He said: "Let me assure you that all schools still under construction that I have mentioned would soon be completed. The Commissioner for Education has told you the problems and challenges involved, so you need not worry, the projects will be completed."
Amaechi, while taking enumeration of beneficiaries of overseas scholarship, said about 78 students of Etche ethnic nationality had benefited from the scheme in the current political dispensation to promote quality education, human and manpower development in the state.