Consolidating the New Rivers: 7 Promises Siminalayi Fubara Made to Rivers State in Inaugural Speech
Rivers State witnessed the inauguration of its new Governor, His Excellency Siminalayi Fubara, who delivered a powerful inaugural address outlining his vision to consolidate the progress made in the state, under the outgoing administration of Nyesom Wike. Addressing a large gathering of dignitaries, citizens, and party supporters, Governor Fubara expressed his gratitude and emphasized the importance of unity, good governance, and development for the state.
In his speech, Governor Fubara made ten key promises to the people of Rivers State, reflecting his commitment to effective and responsible leadership. These promises highlight his focus on infrastructure development, healthcare, education, job creation, security, and the importance of faith and unity.
Governor Fubara began by acknowledging the responsibility entrusted to him and pledged to be the Governor of all Rivers people. He assured the citizens that he would provide strong, determined, focused, purposeful, and responsible leadership throughout his tenure.
Understanding of the state’s challenges
Having been born, bred, and educated in Rivers State, Governor Fubara emphasized his deep understanding of the state’s challenges and aspirations. He recognized the achievements of his predecessor, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and former Governor Dr. Peter Odili, acknowledging their mentorship and leadership.
Infrastructure development was a top priority in Governor Fubara’s address. He pledged to invest in capital projects such as roads, bridges, electricity supply to rural areas, and social housing. Notably, he mentioned the construction of the Port Harcourt Ring Road to enhance transportation and mobility within the state.
The Governor also addressed the healthcare sector, acknowledging the achievements of the previous administration. He promised to address challenges such as manpower shortages and corruption and vowed to complete ongoing healthcare infrastructure projects to ensure efficient healthcare delivery.
Education was another crucial area highlighted by Governor Fubara. He praised the state’s educational advancements and expressed his commitment to introducing smart schools and classrooms to provide world-class learning experiences and make Rivers State a knowledge hub.
Job creation, particularly for the youth, was a significant focus of Governor Fubara’s promises. He pledged support for small and medium enterprises, facilitating access to low-interest funds for young entrepreneurs. He also emphasized the need to empower the youth with relevant skills and opportunities for economic growth and prosperity.
In terms of security, Governor Fubara pledged to be tough on crime and criminality, ensuring the safety and security of all residents. He expressed his commitment to cooperating with stakeholders and seeking rapprochement with the opposition for the collective development of Rivers State.
Governor Fubara concluded his address by emphasizing the importance of unity, optimism, and collective efforts to build a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Rivers State for current and future generations. He expressed his gratitude for the privilege to serve and vowed to work tirelessly over the next four years to fulfill the expectations of the people.
The promises made by Governor Fubara in his inaugural speech have instilled hope and confidence in the future of Rivers State. The real test of his commitment and vision will be seen in the coming years as his administration works towards consolidating the progress made and bringing about positive change for the people of Rivers State.