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Fubara switches to flying performance, redeems N100m Wike promised legionnaires

Fubara switches to flying performance, redeems N100m Wike promised legionnaires

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has continued to use ‘flying performance’ to warm into the hearts of the Rivers people where he thinks safety lies.

He has also affirmed that his administration is performing as expected by addressing critical issues of governance and furthering the development of the state because he intends for the administration to be remembered for good.

Fubara also attended the inauguration of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State along with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other important national figures, all to bolster his confidence and national accept ability outside the shadows of those who recruited him into office. Nigerians now seem to be hearing his voice.

Fubara said at the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day that he has prayed to God to grant his administration the grace to perform so that its implemented activities would meaningfully solve the socio-economic problems of the people and make them to be proud and delighted to have benefited from the development. He said: “As a government, we are performing.”

Fubara said it was performance of the security agencies that is remembered and for which he said they are celebrated.

The governor further noted: “But the essence is that we are all performing for one purpose; and that is the unity of Nigeria and protection of the country.

In his sermon, Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta, Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, called on the government, captains of industry and all Nigerians alike to support members of the military for their various levels of sacrifices in the protection of the territorial sovereignty of Nigeria.

N100m redeemed

Former governor, Nyesom Wike, pledged N100m in January 2023 but never redeemed it till he left. It added to other agonies of the public service sector along with lack of promotions, non-payment of pensions, failure to employ the 10,000 workers promised every year, etc. Now, Fubara redeemed it and added his own N30m.

Fubara described as profound the fierce operations of men and officers of the military against non-state actors who continued to cause insurrections and ensure the reign of peace in Nigeria.

Speaking at the final lap of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Port Harcourt, Fubara said soldiers have continued to perform their constitutional duties in the most dangerous circumstances while putting their lives on the line for all Nigerians both at home and abroad.

Fubara noted that though the war on terror and banditry has not fully ended, it was worthwhile to commend the armed forces for the significant daily gains made on the battlefield.

“As we trust their capability, combat readiness and resilience, we urge the federal government to continue to provide and motivate them with all that they need to enable them to overcome the prolonged internal security challenges facing this nation.”

He commended President Bola Tinubu for his determination to tackle economic and security challenges with a political will that will end the activities of Boko Haram, and other internal security threats from non-state actors.

In his address, the Chairman of Nigerian Legion, Rivers State Command, ACG. Rev. Canon Charles T. Hart, expressed appreciation to Governor Fubara for his extraordinary support to legionnaires’, particularly the release of N100m pledged by Wike on the 15th day of January 2023 and also redeeming his own pledge of N30m.

“We appreciate Your Excellency for approving the employment of 48 children of our fallen heroes into the civil service of Rivers State.”