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Rivers Governor Fubara Cautions Supporters, Youths Against Violence, Economic Sabotage

Rivers Governor Fubara has urged residents to eschew violence and conduct themselves in compliance with the rule of law.

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has urged his supporters and all Rivers people to eschew violence and conduct themselves in compliance with the rule of law, said he is already on top of the situation.

Governor Fubara said that there is a greater and assuring resolve of his administration to follow his course lawfully to the end concerning the festering political crisis in the State.

Governor Fubara spoke Friday,  during the inauguration of Emohua-Kalabari (Tema Junction) Road project in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of the State, performed by senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson.

Governor Fubara assured that he will continue to lead the State with the fear of God and guided by the laws of the land, adding that he would never let Rivers people down, including all those who believe in his leadership.

He said, “I want to thank everyone of you for your support. I want to thank you specially for your support during the time of the election; before, during and the wonderful support we are getting now after the election. And the support is what is shocking the whole world. 

“We don’t have any Assembly member, like they said. We don’t have any local government chairman, like they said. But we have the people. Having the people is the most important thing. I assure the people that we will not disappoint them.”

Governor Fubara emphasised: “We will lead as a Government that has the fear of God, purposeful for the people. I assure you that we will not let you down. We will not bring any form of disgrace. 

“But I am not asking you to be violent. No need for it. The most important thing is our course: we will follow it lawfully to the end. And by the special grace of God, we are on top of the situation.”

Governor Fubara encouraged the people to continue to support the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government, and ensure that they are protecting important Government installations in Kalabari land.

He observed the troubling issues of unabated illegal bunkering activities and vandalism of critical infrastructure of State, which has caused a depletion of inflow of revenue to the federation accounts.

Governor Fubara, who particularly said that recurring reports of the Nigerian Navy emphasised the preponderance of such activities in the area, tasked youths to stop engaging in such economic sabotage.

Commenting on the Emohua-Kalabari Road project, Governor Fubara said it was awarded on the 18th February, 2023, by the immediate past administration at the cost of N21.2billion but only paid N6billion.

Governor Fubara stated that his administration paid the remainder of N15.2billion, and completed 70 percent of the job to confidently claim it as part of his projects delivered for the good of the people in Kalabari land.

Governor Fubara, who assured that he will continue to deploy resources of the State to better the conditions of the people, directed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works to commence the process for the immediate extension of the road from Tema Junction to Abonnema Town.

Performing the inauguration of the project, the senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson, said that crisis makes some people to forget governance but added that Governor Fubara has refused to be distracted but had rather committed to improving the wellbeing of the people.

Senator Dickson, who was former Governor of Bayelsa State, said the project is a life-changing development endeavour because his experience plying the road when it was deplorable was also unpleasant but noted that that phase was now gone, and joined the people to appreciate Governor Fubara for the feat.

He praised the Governor for what he has achieved in such a short time, despite the deliberate distractions, and urged him to remain focused to do more for the people.

He added as a competent accountant, he was sure that the Governor will prudently deploy every taxpayer’s sweat into meaningful development projects that will positively impact the majority of the people of the State.

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