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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has directed Heads of Local Government Administration to assume control of councils, following the end of the LGA Chairmen’s tenure. This move aims to ensure a smooth administrative transition and continued service delivery.

 

Amidst the growing tension in Rivers State over the tenure of Local Government Area Chairmen, the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has directed all Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) in the state’s 23 local government areas to take charge of councils starting today, Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

 

This directive follows the expiration of the tenure of the 23 LGA Chairmen on Monday, June 17, 2024. In a broadcast on Tuesday morning, Governor Fubara instructed the HLGAs to “immediately take charge of the Councils with renewed vigor and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.”

 

Governor Fubara commended the outgoing LGA Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, and Councilors for their dedicated service to their respective communities. He congratulated them on the successful completion of their tenures and wished them well in their future endeavors.

 

Fubara emphasized that the directive was in accordance with the law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ensuring that the administrative vacuum left by the departing LGA Chairmen is promptly filled. He reassured the people of Rivers State of his commitment to their welfare, pledging to continue defending their interests and providing infrastructural development, sound healthcare delivery, quality education, and comprehensive welfare services for all residents and workers.

 

In his full speech, Governor Fubara expressed immense gratitude for the unwavering support from the people of Rivers State and highlighted the shared sacrifices made for the state’s peace and prosperity. He acknowledged the milestones achieved in various sectors, including infrastructure, health, education, and social welfare.

 

Governor Fubara urged the HLGAs to provide leadership with renewed vigor and readiness to serve, ensuring that the transition is smooth and effective. He reiterated his commitment to upholding the constitution and maintaining law and order while continuing to strive for leadership and direction for the people of Rivers State.

 

The governor concluded by assuring the residents of ongoing efforts to defend their interests and provide essential services, thanking them for their steadfast support and dedication to the shared vision of unity, progress, and prosperity.

 

“Together, we will continue to build a brighter and better future for all,” Governor Fubara stated, wishing everyone a happy Salah holiday and extending blessings to Rivers State and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

His full speech below:

 

My fellow Rivers people

 

  1. I come before you today with immense gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support to me and my administration.

 

  1. I urge us all to reflect on the shared sacrifice we have all made to have a peaceful and prosperous Rivers State and indeed Nigeria. It is my wish that we continue to live in peace and harmony as one.

 

  1. Together, we have achieved milestones in different sectors of our economy which includes infrastructure, health, education, workers welfare, improved service delivery, agriculture and social welfare that resonates deeply within our communities.

 

  1. Your dogged and committed support has been the bedrock of our progress, and for that, I extend my sincerest thanks.

 

  1. I also wish to acknowledge and commend the dedicated services of the outgoing elected Local Government Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councilors who were elected and sworn in three years ago, and whose tenure expired yesterday the 17th of June, 2024, as provided for by the Law.

 

  1. On behalf of the Government and the people of Rives State, I thank you all for your sacrifices and commend your commitment to public service and our dear Rivers State.

 

  1. I congratulate you all for the successful completion of your tenure and wish you well in your future endeavors.

 

  1. As we move forward in making sure that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is upheld, and that law and order is maintained as we continue to strive to provide leadership and direction for our people, I hereby direct Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) to continue to provide leadership in their respective Local Government Areas.

 

  1. Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) are hereby

directed to immediately take charge of the Councils with renewed vigor and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.

 

10.1 assure you, my good people of Rivers State that we shall continue to defend you, provide infrastructural development, sound

healthcare delivery, quality education and undiluted welfare service packages for all our people and workers.

 

  1. Once again, I thank you my dear good people of Rivers State, for your steadfast support and dedication to our shared vision of unity, progress and prosperity.

 

  1. Together, we will continue to build a brighter and better future for all.

 

  1. Happy Salah Holiday.

 

  1. God bless Rivers State.

 

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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