I Didn’t Start Governing Rivers State Fully Until This February – Gov Fubara


The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has said that he did not start governing the state fully until February 2024.

 While speaking at the commissioning of the  Egbeda internal roads in the Emohua Local Government Area of the stateon Tuesday, May 21,   the governor said although he assumed office in May 2023, he did not start taking decisions by himself until February this year.

 The governor who has been in a fight with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, did not give reasons why he did not start governing fully for the first eight months in office

“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.”he said

 Speaking further, the governor said

“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.

“That is how I am trained, and I have that in my mind before I do anything. So, I am not scared of anything. Anybody who calls me any day, anytime, I have my records to show. I have all the approvals to show that I acted based on approval and not personal decision,”

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