Rivers State Governor Raises Concerns Over Inherited Debt and Unfunded Projects

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has voiced dismay over the substantial debt burden inherited from the previous administration led by Nyesom Wike, asserting that many commissioned projects lacked full funding.

Governor Fubara made these remarks during the commissioning of the Aleto-Ogale-Ebubu-Eteo Road, popularly known as Old Bori Road, situated in the Eleme Local Government Area of the state.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Abia State Governor, Alex Otti.

Addressing attendees, Governor Fubara revealed that contractors involved in these projects have been seeking settlement for outstanding payments.

However, he refrained from disclosing the exact magnitude of the debt inherited from the prior administration.

The Governor expressed his compelled stance to speak out against these challenges, prompted by pressure from political opponents.

He asserted his administration’s commitment to transparency by promising to furnish project commissioning events with a “white paper,” detailing the funding status of each project.

Governor Fubara clarified that his administration has maintained amicable relations with the federal government, debunking claims of conflicts.

Despite encountering hurdles, he acknowledged the support received, while attributing persisting challenges to internal interests.

The presence of Governor Alex Otti at the commissioning was justified as a demonstration of alignment with progressive figures, according to Governor Fubara.

In response, Governor Otti lauded Governor Fubara for his governance approach in Rivers State, hailing it as a model of true leadership defined by service to the people rather than catering to select interests.

Drawing from his own experience serving under previous administrations, Otti praised Fubara’s preparedness and resilience in the face of political turbulence. He emphasized the belief in divine authority over human power, highlighting Governor Fubara’s steadfastness amid the political climate in Rivers State.

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