In a remarkable address during the first state banquet at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara extended New Year wishes to dignitaries, emphasizing that every decision made was driven by the interest of the people and a commitment to maintaining peace in the state.
Acknowledging the discomfort some may feel about certain directives, Governor Fubara revealed that President Bola Tinubu had requested specific actions, stressing the importance of unity for meaningful development. He urged everyone to embrace peace, highlighting the collective intention to foster the state’s development.
Governor Fubara expressed that decisions were made considering the broader impact, ensuring the welfare of the one million supporters over personal interests. He assured the audience that despite challenges, the government would not disappoint, pledging to avoid engaging in any detrimental conflicts.
The governor addressed recent concerns about the speaker’s resignation, clarifying that it was a strategic move to showcase the government’s commitment to peace. He emphasized that their focus was not on personal gains or power but on leaving a positive legacy for the people.
As the state welcomes 2024, Governor Fubara concluded with a message of reassurance, promising a government characterized by simplicity and care. He wished all present a fruitful and prosperous year, underlining that the collective survival and success in 2024 were the shared goals for the people of Rivers State.