I Was Not in Charge of Rivers State for the First 8Months – Fubara



Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has revealed that he was not in charge of the government of the state for the first eight months of his administration.

Fubara who inaugurated some internal roads in Emohua Local Government Area on Tuesday stated that he only started governance in the state on February 2024 despite the fact that he assumed office on May 29, 2023.

Speaking at Egbeda, Governor Fubara said:

“We are just starting but I assure you more attention. If in four months we can do this, and we are getting this level of applause, you can imagine what will happen when we do one year of our record time, two years of our own record time. Rivers State would have experienced something different from the regular governance.

“I know why I said four months. We started full governance in February 2024. That was when we started taking decisions, when we started confronting governance. And I am proud to say that our people are happy with what we have done.

“What we want to do is to bring governance to our people, service delivery at record time, and in a cost-effective way.”

The Rivers governor who has been locked in a fierce political battle with his predecessor, Mr. Nyesom Wike who is currently serving as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stated that his government is operating a transparent system aimed at holding him accountable to the people of Rivers State.

According to him, “Everything that we are doing is in my white paper. I carry it along, so, there is no issue of any manipulation. Call me any day, anytime, it is there. Even the ones I did before this time, I still have all the records.

“If you call me any day, I will bring the records of all my activities in government, because I know that as a civil servant, what is most important is record-keeping so that if you are not there, and something happens, it is just for somebody to pick up the file and he will see the history.”

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