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Wike: Why I won’t govern Rivers like a dictator – Fubara



Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has pledged to lead collaboratively and consult extensively to foster lasting peace and development in the state, affirming his commitment to governance driven by teamwork and collective welfare.

Addressing attendees during the presentation of the Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office to Ateke Michael Tom as the first-class traditional ruler of Okochiri Kingdom at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Governor Fubara emphasized his dedication to leaving a positive and enduring legacy.

Highlighting the recent decisions of his administration, Governor Fubara disclosed the approval of N80.8 billion during the sixth State Executive Council meeting, with 50 percent of the contract value already disbursed for the construction of the Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road. He underscored the use of internally generated revenue to finance the project, showcasing the government’s fiscal prudence without resorting to borrowing.

Expressing the importance of unity and righteousness in governance, Governor Fubara urged citizens to join hands in the pursuit of peace and progress for Rivers State. He emphasized the role of consultation over dictatorship, affirming that the actions taken today will define the state’s future.

“We stand at a pivotal moment in our state’s history, where collective action is paramount. With the support of peace-loving leaders like the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, the esteemed Council of Chiefs, and the resilient people of Rivers State, we will usher in an era of peace and prosperity,” Governor Fubara asserted.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, stating, “Our legacy will speak for itself, not through coercion but through genuine service.”