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Fubara has taken full control of governance in Rivers –Odili

Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, says Governor Similanayi Fubara has taken full control of governance in the state and is focusing on…

Former Governor of Rivers State, Dr Peter Odili, says Governor Similanayi Fubara has taken full control of governance in the state and is focusing on the people in line with his mantra: ‘People First’.

Dr Odili, who spoke on Saturday at the official inauguration of the dualised Omoku-Egbema Road project, at Omoku town in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, urged the governor to remain focused on the people, giving succour to the underprivileged.

“I can tell our people that the next election is very far, but what the governor has done so far, is enough to secure the support of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area going forward.

“Thank you, Your Excellency, because the greatest assets of the state remain the people, not oil and gas. The people remain the greatest assets.

“So, once your focus remains with the people, especially the underprivileged, the poor, those who are struggling to feed every day, once they remain your focus, I want to agree with you that the sky would become the takeoff point of your administration,” the former governor said.

Dr Odili assured the governor that the entire people of Rivers are behind him, “rallying support for him because they trust him, believing in what he says and convinced that he means whatever he says.

“Erema junction-Akabuka-Ogbogu-Obite-Ede-Okposi dual carriageway speedily being executed by the construction giant, Julius Berger, is very refreshing. The news of the award of 33.5Km Elele-Omudioga-Egbeda-Ubimini-Ikiri-Omoku dual carriageway has been received with gladsome mind.

“That project is magic infrastructural access that would gladden the hearts of our people as there would be drastic reduction of time and distance from our local government to the state capital.

“All our people are in one accord in conveying our support, solidarity, gratitude and total loyalty to this Government of which we are an integral part,” he added.

Earlier in his opening address, Fubara declared that the delivery of developmental projects and social services by his administration would not be politicised because they are geared towards solving pertinent needs faced by the people of the state.

The governor explained that while every human and societal challenges could not be solved in one swoop, every promise made would be fulfilled within available resources and delivered on schedule.

He said, “When the project was added to the list of projects to mark our one year in office, there was a challenge, but the contractor assured of delivering it, which is a reality today.

“What are we doing today? We are here to tell our people that they are the most important thing to us. We are here to assure you that every part of this State will have positive impact of our administration.

“We can make bold to say that today, a project that was impossible in the past was made possible by this administration.

“If within this short period, we could deliver this to our people who were yearning for this road, crying and complaining, it is a sign that this Government has the interest of the people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area at heart.

“So, I want to assure you: don’t let anybody deceive you anywhere. This is the right boat to join. The captain of this boat, his own mantra is ‘The People First’. So, I assure you, with your support, the sky is our beginning.”

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