In the wake of accusations from his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, asserted that his administration is diligently addressing critical governance issues and contributing to the state’s development. Speaking at the Thanksgiving and Interdenominational Church Service held in commemoration of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt Township, Fubara expressed a desire for his government to be remembered positively.
Fubara, addressing the congregation, stated, “As a government, we are performing. My prayer is for the Almighty God to grant us the grace to perform in a manner that when we leave office, people will remember us positively, not for negative purposes.” The governor’s remarks followed allegations by Wike that Fubara abandoned a ring road project initiated by his predecessor.
A media aide to Fubara, Boniface Onyedi, conveyed the governor’s commitment to good governance and the unity of Nigeria. Despite the political tension, Fubara highlighted the importance of supporting both fallen and living heroes in the armed forces.
During the service, the Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, urged the government, captains of industry, and all Nigerians to reflect on, honor, and support members of the military for their sacrifices in safeguarding the country’s territorial sovereignty.