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Rivers Governor Warns Critics: Peace Pact Implementation Not Weakness

Fubara Vows to Deliver on Promises Despite Political Pressure

by Victor Adetimilehin

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State addressed his critics this week, assuring them that his decision to implement a presidential peace pact is not a sign of weakness. Fubara has faced criticism for agreeing to a political solution brokered by President Bola Tinubu to resolve ongoing political tensions in the state.

Respecting the President, Not Weakness

In a statement released on Wednesday, Fubara acknowledged the media commentary surrounding his decision. He explained his silence on the issue as a reflection of maturity and wisdom. However, he emphasized the importance of clarity. Fubara stressed that accepting President Tinubu’s intervention and the resulting agreement is a political solution, not a constitutional obligation.

The Governor stated he respects President Tinubu and implemented the agreement for that reason, not because of any perceived weakness. He warned his critics that they would be surprised by his response if they interpret his actions as a sign of vulnerability.

Rallying Support and Delivering on Promises

Fubara also used the opportunity to address members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) who visited him for a solidarity rally. The large turnout, according to Fubara, demonstrates the strong support his administration enjoys from the people of Rivers State.

The Governor highlighted his commitment to leaving a positive legacy. He emphasized policies that genuinely improve lives and better society as his priorities. Fubara urged the people to continue their support, understand his actions, and maintain peaceful behavior.

Fubara announced the implementation of a N30,000 minimum wage for local government employees, effective with the April salary payment. Promotions will also resume starting in April. Additionally, Fubara pledged to finalize plans for implementing the Consolidated Salary Scale for Grade Level 17 employees and ensure regular benefit payments for retirees.

Governor Fubara concluded by reiterating his commitment to leading the state with integrity. He emphasized that maturity is not defined by age but by character. While vowing to remain mature, he will not tolerate disrespect towards himself or his administration.

Source: Punch

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