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    Why I paid surprise visit to Rivers Assembly Quarters – Fubara

    Rivers Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, pays surprise visit to the residential quarters of members of the State House of Assembly.

    Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

    By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

    Amidst political standoff between the Martin Amaewhule-led 27 Lawmakers loyal to Nyesom Wike and the emergence of Victor Oko Jumbo as new factional Speaker, Rivers Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the residential quarters of members of the State House of Assembly.

    Fubara walked around the residential quarters of the lawmaker during the visit that lasted a few minutes.

    However, the Governor did not speak on his purpose of visit to the facility before departing for inspection of a road project.

    But Nelson Chukwudi the Chief Press Secretary CPS to Governor in a statement issued later quoted Fubara as explaining that his visit to the residential quarters of the State House of Assembly is to undertake on-the-spot assessment of condition of the structures for a possible rehabilitation work to restore its status and make livable.

    Governor Fubara gave the explanation after he inspecting the 15.24 kilometers long Emohua – Abalama -Tema Junction dual carriageway road project on Thursday.

    The Governor said: “Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there?

    “You are aware of the developments. We have a new Speaker, and I went there to see for my myself how things are. There might be a few things I might want to do there for the good of our people.”

    Commenting on the road project, Governor Fubara said he was assessing the extent of job that had been done to know what else was needed in preparing the road for commissioning during his one year anniversary.

    He said, “As a matter of fact, we added this section of the road as one of the projects we will be commissioning. So, I needed to see it myself, and what is remaining is just the lighting. By the grace of God, we will commission it.”

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    Governor Fubara pointed out that the road project was inherited from the immediate past administration but a greater chunk of the cost was borne by his administration.

    He said: “We feel justified to add it as our project and to commission it for the good of our people here.

    “Governance is all about the people. When the people are out of the centre of governance, then it is no longer governance.

    “So, this road, as we all now know, was in a very bad state. A lot of criminal activities were being carried out here: kidnapping and all sorts of things. So, putting this road in order is appropriate.”

    Governor Fubara said further: “You can see the little manhour we spent coming here. Before, it takes you 30 to 45 minutes to drive from Emohua to this place. But look at it, less than 15 minutes we are here.

    “So, it is about the people, the good of the people, making life easy for the people. That is the way I see governance. Anything outside that has nothing to do with me.

    “It is not about me. It is not about glory to me as a person. I am just a vessel that God is using to provide succour to the good people of Rivers State, and more especially, our dear people of Kalabari extraction.”


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