Governor Fubara addresses Rivers LG chairmen loyal to Wike

Governor Siminalayi Fubara have stated that the local government chairmen in the state who are aligning with Chief Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, are harming their own political careers.

Fubara also made it clear that his administration fully supports the people-oriented policies of President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government.

Governor Fubara addresses Rivers LG chairmen loyal to Wike
Sim Fubara

These policies are aimed at improving the well-being of the people and providing essential social services to Nigerians.

The Governor spoke at the commissioning of the Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Ndoni Town, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, yesterday, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi.

This was as the former Governor of the State, Dr Peter Odili has endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara as the political leader of the State.

Fubara took a swipe at those describing his Administration as clueless because it is not constructing roads to personal property or serving the interest of few individuals. 

The governor insisted that he was elected to serve the general interest of Rivers people, improve their social status and make life comfortable for them.

Fubara  told local government chairmen pretending to be serving the people while worshipping the interest of one man, that they were digging a pit to bury their political career.

The stressed that his Administration was determined to build an egalitarian society where people can freely voice their opinions, be bold to criticise his Government constructively to further advance good governance.

He said: “But I thank God that whatever it is they think or imagined we are doing, we are happy we are touching lives. Everyone can attest to it. But one critical project, one specific aspect of it is the well-being of our people. 

“We made a promise to Mr. President to support him, and we will continue to support him. How do we support him? 

“It is to ensure that the welfare of our people is provided for. It is to ensure that our people, those in critical need, we make them happy in this harsh economic situation. 

“If we cannot solve all the problems, at least, we will go as much as we can to mitigate those basic challenges. That is the only way to support Mr. President.”

Drawing attention to what his Administration is doing in the healthcare delivery, Governor Fubara said he increased the quota of employment of personnel into the health sector to 1,000 persons.

The action, he noted, was because the 200 personnel he met on assumption of duty was grossly inadequate compared to the prevailing needs in the sector.

Governor Fubara also made reference to the deplorable condition of over 340 primary healthcare centres across the State when he assumed office, and explained that commendable rehabilitation work was ongoing to ensure the facilities function optimally.