Fubara Upstages Wike Again As He Replaces LG Chairmen

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In what appeared a devastating demolishing of the political structures of Mr Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, directed heads of Local Government Administration in the 23 Councils to take charge from the chairmen whose term in office expired on Monday.

The 23 Local Government chairmen, their vice chairmen and councillors were those tenure expired on Monday, June 17, 2024 are known loyalists of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mr Nyesom Wike.

Governor Fubara said the directive followed the expiration of the statutory three-year tenure of the elected chairmen, vice chairmen and Councillors in Rivers State on Monday, June 17, 2024.

In a State wide broadcast on Tuesday, Governor Fubara said; “Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) are hereby directed to immediately take charge of the councils with renewed vigour and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.

“As we move forward in making sure that the constitution is upheld, and that law and order are maintained as we continue to strive to provide leadership and direction for our people, I hereby direct heads HLGAs to continue to provide leadership in their respective Local Government Areas,” he said.

The Governor congratulated the former chairmen and Councilors for the successful completion of their tenure and for the services they rendered which expired on Monday, June 17, 2024.

In his words; “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.

“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,” he said.

The Governor assured the people of Rivers State that his administration shall continue to defend them, provide infrastructural development, sound healthcare delivery, quality education and undiluted welfare service packages for them and workers.

Find below the broadcast by Governor Fubara

BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SIR SIMINALAVI FUBARA, GSSRS ON TUESDAY, 18TH JUNE, 2024

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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Your dogged and committed support has been the bedrock of our progress, and for that, I extend my sincerest thanks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I congratulate you all for the successful completion of your tenure and wish you well in your future endeavors.
  8. 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.
  9. Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) are hereby directed to immediately take charge of the Councils with renewed vigour and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.
  10. I 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Together, we will continue to build a brighter and better future for all.
  13. Happy Salah Holiday.
  14. God bless Rivers State.
  15. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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