Gov Fubara’s One Year In Office  Impactful – APC Chieftain …Says His Sterling Performance In One Year Has Earned Him A Pride Of Place In The Hearts Of Rivers People, Reels Out His Achievements

Gov Fubara’s One Year In Office  Impactful – APC Chieftain

…Says His Sterling Performance In One Year Has Earned Him A Pride Of Place In The Hearts Of Rivers People, Reels Out His Achievements

Urges Him To Revive The Gale Of Economically Viable Projects Of The Amaechi’s Administration That Went Decrepit Under The Wike Regime

 

Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has joined the good people of Rivers State to cling glasses in commemoration of Gov. Siminalayi Fubara’s One-Year-In-Office and 57th anniversary of the creation of Rivers State

Describing his reign within a short period as substantially satisfying despite pockets of schemed distractions orchestrated by detractors to destabilize the state for self-serving ends, Chief Eze said with the litany of projects scattered across the length and breath of the state under his watch coupled with his manly fight against acts that plague the conscience, Gov. Fubara has definitely emblazoned his name for eons and will continue to break new grounds in his determination to realign the state on the path of true progress and reclaim her battered image and pride of place in the comity of states in the country.

In a statement made available to the media, Chief Eze noted that the state has faired far better within 12 months under Gov. Fubara than it faired under the eight-year rule of his predecessor whose focus centered on material acquisition and avaricious land grabbing with no socio-economic impact commensurate with the trillions of taxpayers money made available to him for use to administer the state for the benefit of all.

The APC Chief restated that the entrance of Sir Siminalayi Fubara as Governor was a divine orchestration; an answer to the wailing of the poor masses who constantly prayed and earnestly waited with long-suffering for an end to the previous administration where cankerworms and caterpillars impudently burrowed through the common patrimony and left the ordinary people in want.

He said Rivers people will remain eternally grateful to Gov. Fubara for making himself available as a divine tool to end a regime that impoverished the poor and left the rich bankrupt; an era of fanfare of squander mania that left people in squalor without a hint of remorse.

Wike’s regime was characterized by very obtrusive and boastful rhetoric but sluggish in performance and his administrative incompetence left a heavy debt burden of over N200 billion (owed to contractors for sundry projects) on the current administration despite false claims peddled in the media that he paid all contractors in full.

Since he took over the reins of power, Nigerians will be marveled at the cornucopia of demand letters on Gov. Fubara from contractors asking for balance of contract sums for completed and un-completed projects which his government inherited from the Wike administration, yet the Governor has carried on with the complex task of delivering democratic dividends without excuses with an impressive record of timely delivery of a gale of multi-sectoral achievements to his credit.

Gov. Fubara’s sincerity of service, ambitious efforts and bold leadership trajectory within the short-while he has held sway underscores his stack resolve to return the pride that comes with being a citizen of the oil-rich Niger Delta state that ones prided itself as the garden city of Nigeria.

Some Projects forming part of Gov. Fubara’s One Year Account of Stewarship
Include:-

1. The Flagg-off of the 50.15km Port Harcourt Daul carriage Ring Road. Work is steadily in progress at the six sections of the road with three of the flyovers at advanced levels of completion.

2. Initiated and completed the 10 kilometers Aleto-Ebubu-Eteo Road (old Port Harcourt-Bori Road) in Eleme LGA.

3. Dualisation of Elele-Umudioga, Egbeda-Ikiri-Omoku road. Work is currently ongoing.

4. Flagged-off Elelenwo Internal Roads in Obio Akpor LGA, which is progressively ongoing.

5. Ongoing Omuakali-Eberi Road, Omuma LGA.

6. 6.5 kilometers Woji-Aleto-Alesa-Refinery link road with 200 meters bridge. Ongoing.

7. Completed the Igbu-Ehuda Internal Roads in Ahoada-East Local Government Area.

8. Construction of Bori City Internal Roads in Khana Local Government nearing completion.

9. Awarded and completed the 12.128kilometers Egbeda Internal roads extension in Emohua LGA.

10. Completion of the Andoni section to Ngo town of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro Unity Road.

11. Ongoing works at the Opobo ring road project.

12. Ongoing 240 meter link bridge between Abua and Agba Ndele (Abua-Odual/Emohua LGAs)

13. Rehabilitated failed sections of Degema street, Harbour and Reclamation Road in the old Port Harcourt township and ascending section of the bridge connecting Dr Peter Odili road to Woji town.

14. Completion of the 3 kilometers Etche-Igbodo road extension linking Rivers and Imo State.

15. Approval and implementation of promotion for Medical Doctors in the State Civil Service as well as payment of steps increments and new hazard allowances for the medical personnel in the state employ.

16. Approved recruitment of over 1000 health workers to reinforce the staff strength of the health sector in the State.

17.Approval for the kick off of the Rivers State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme. Appointment of Executive Secretary for the Agency.

18. Rehabilitation and reopening of all Model Primary Healthcare Centres across the Local Government Areas.

19. Reactivation of Zonal hospitals across the state.

20. Approval and increase in the number of scholarships for Rivers indigenes in PAMO Medical University.

21. Release of 2023 grant to Rivers State University Nkpolu Oroworukwo (N2b).

22. Approval and implementation of free registration of WAEC/SSCE for all Rivers children and distribution of textbooks and school materials across the schools in the State.

23. Completed the Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Alesa, Eleme.

24. Completed Government Secondary School, Okoroma, Tai.

25. Completed Government Secondary School, Okakhi, Ahoada West.

26. Approval and implementation of promotion for all Rivers Civil servants stagnated for 8years and payment of financial entitlements.

27. Approval and implementation of
N100,000 Christmas Bonus for all state civil servants (over 40,000 civil servants)

28. Appointment of 16 permanent secretaries and provision of SUVs as official vehicles for effective service delivery.

29. Restoration of water supplies and functional elevators in all blocks at the State Secretariat Complex with total renovation of the complex underway.

30. Approved and directed the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage and N30,000 wage award to local government workers. In addition, approved the immediate promotion of local government workers and full implementation of gratuities for Grade level 17 in the LGA.

31. Signing of NAbillion Nano, Small, Medium Enterprise Scales Fund with Bank of Industry. Currently the Rivers State Micro Finance Agency (RIMA) has concluded processing beneficiaries application for the loan and disbursement has commenced to boost the local economy.

32. Flag-off of the Port Harcourt International Automobile Spare Parts Trading and Commercial Centre at Kilometer 17, Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway, Elelenwo/Rumukrushe in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

33. Flag off and construction of the Rivers/ TAF City 20,000 housing units for low income earners.

34. In Sports: Gov. Fubara funded the activities of Rivers Queens Handball Team and on their emergence as the female champions gifted them N50million. Again, Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team also received N30million from His Excellency for also emerging national Champions. His Excellency has been sponsoring every outing of the Rivers United Club and other sporting activities in the state. In addition, His Excellency hosted Stanley Nwabali for his outstanding feats at the AFCON 2023 by giving him the sum of N30M and N20M to the Super Eagles technical team. In the same event His Excellency further gave the victorious Rivers Hoopers Basketball team N50M.

35. Re-activation of the Rivers State Transport Company and refurbishment of free Mass bus transport system for the civil servants and citizens.

36. Purchase of utility buses for Nigeria Medical Association and other Labour Unions (Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Rivers State chapter)

Gov. Fubara has already Completed Some Projects inherited from his predecessor in office:-

1. Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Port Harcourt Local Government Area.

2.Government Secondary School. Endka, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.

3. Government Secondary School, Emohua, Emohua Local Government Area.

4. Government Secondary School, Okehi, Etche Local Government Area.

5. 19.1 kilometer Oyigbo-Okoloma (Afam) road, in Oyigbo Local Government Area.

6. Completion of the 8.1 kilometer Abua-Omoku-lyak-Ighom-Elok road in Abua-Odual Local Government Area.

7. Completion of the Egbeda Internal roads in Emohua Local Government Area.

8. Completed 10.3 kilometer Indorama-Agbonchia-Ogale-Ebubu-East/West link road.

9. Completed the University of Port Harcourt Convocation Auditorium.

10. Completed and commissioned for use the Mgbuodohia internal roads in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

11. Completed the Gbene-nu/Ohoro road in Tai Local Government Area.

12. Commissioned and opened for use the Dental Maxillofacial, Ear, Nose, Throat & Ophthalmology Hospital, Garrison junction and Kelsey Harrison Hospital, Mile 2, Diobu, in Port Harcourt Local Government Area.

13. Completed the auditorium at the Nigeria Law School, Yenagoa.

Congratulating the Governor for his lofty achievements in his one year in office, the APC Chief called on Gov, Fubara, to expedite action in reviving the economically viable and people-oriented projects of the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi administration such as the Songhai farm that had over 2000 Rivers people in its employ; the Banana Plantation in Tai, the Buguma, fish farm as well as the Greater Port Harcourt City project and more, all of which he said will go a long way towards creating opportunities for job creation, skill development, investment opportunities and revenue mobilization for the state. He said the projects when revived has the potential for improving local economy; all in the interest of the state and her people.

Finally, Eze wonders after knowing all these feats within one year of the administration of Fubara, it is sad to note the comment of one self acclaimed Rivers State APC CTC Chairman Chief Tony OKOCHA who is not even a card carrying member of APC asserting that Fubara has not achieved anything since he assumed office thereby exposing himself as a merchant Politician and nothing else

Eze urged Gov. Fubara to remain focused, undeterred and shun detractors who do not mean well for the state and prayed God to continue to equip him with all it it takes to navigate the state on Canaan side.


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