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Rivers Governor Pledges Collaborative Leadership

Fubara Vows Transparency, Good Governance During Presentation Ceremony for New King

by Victor Adetimilehin

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has outlined his vision for a peaceful and prosperous future for the state, emphasizing collaborative leadership and open communication. Fubara made these remarks during a ceremony to present a Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office to King Ateke Tom, the newly recognized Amanyanabo (traditional ruler) of Okochiri Kingdom.

Governance Built on Collaboration, Transparency

Fubara pledged to reject a dictatorial approach to governance, instead prioritizing teamwork and inclusivity. “We are at a crossroads,” Fubara declared. “Now is the time for all of us to stand together for what is right.” He emphasized the importance of public participation in shaping the state’s future, stating, “We will continue to consult. We will not act as dictators.”

The governor went on to highlight his administration’s commitment to responsible fiscal management. During the recent sixth State Executive Council meeting, N80.8 billion was allocated for infrastructure projects, with half of the contract value already paid. Notably, the construction of the Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road will be funded entirely from the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), showcasing Fubara’s focus on prudent financial practices.

Promoting Peace and Development

Fubara acknowledged the crucial role of traditional institutions in fostering peace and stability. He expressed his belief that King Ateke Tom’s leadership will contribute significantly to these goals. “Having the support of a peace-loving Amanyanabo…having the support of the great people of Rivers State, we will bring peace to our state,” Fubara asserted.

The governor further stressed that his legacy will be defined by his actions and their impact on the state’s development. “We will not force people to talk good about us,” he remarked. “Our legacy will be a signature for how we led.”

The ceremony marked the official recognition of King Ateke Tom’s role as the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom. Fubara explained that this upgrade was a testament to Tom’s contributions towards peacebuilding efforts within Okrika and the wider Rivers State. He urged the king to continue his commitment to justice and fairness for all.

Community Leaders Offer Support

The Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Charles Amadi, extended his congratulations to King Ateke Tom. Additionally, former Minister of Transportation, Chief Abiye Sekibo, expressed his appreciation to Governor Fubara for fulfilling his promise to upgrade the traditional stool. Sekibo also pledged the unwavering support of the Kirike people for Fubara’s administration.

Source: Punch

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