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Previous Governor Left N225.279bn Debt For Me – Fubara

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Previous Governor Left N225.279bn Debt For Me – Fubara

The previous administration of Nyesom Wike left a massive financial load for Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, to assume.

According to Fubara’s statement, the Rivers State Government has approved nine road projects worth N534.332 billion during his tenure.

However, he also took over 34 unfinished projects worth over N225.279 billion, which are distributed among 13 local government areas of the State.

After just three months of resuming on May 29, 2023, the Governor further criticised the political situation that was directed against his administration.

On Wednesday, May 29, the Governor made this statement while giving an Account of Stewardship and Scorecard to commemorate his administration’s one-year anniversary at the Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt.

The Governor said: “We started this journey with a bang. We were focused. We were determined to make the change we promised with a sense of urgency.

“But then, somehow, we suddenly found ourselves in the cesspit of crisis barely three months into our tenure. It was not just an ordinary political crisis. It was a vicious existential crisis.

“But thank goodness, the worst is over. We have successfully defended our rights and opportunity to govern our State and advance its progress in freedom, and we will continue to prevail.”

He added, “For us, any government worth its name must be accountable, responsive, and responsible for the security and well-being of the people.

“Having managed the affairs of our State for one year, including dispensing public resources, it is only proper that we render account with a public presentation of our performance record.

“I am, therefore, pleased to stand before you to present our Scorecard for the first year we have been in office as the Executive arm of the Government of Rivers State.”

“We also needed to attract investments into the State and increase our internally generated revenue base as too much reliance on federal allocations was a challenge to the realisation of our development goals.

“We, therefore, set up an IGR/Investment Advisory Committee, which is helping us to navigate our course for increased economic investments and internally generated revenue to accelerate economic growth, create jobs and advance the welfare and well-being of our people.”

A Gentle Reminder: Every obstacle is a stepping stone, every morning; a chance to go again, and those little steps take you closer to your dream.

Nnamdi Okoli

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