The Rivers State Golden Jubilee Committee has called on the people of the state to join the state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, toÂ participate actively in the activities and events lined up for the activities marking the 50th anniversary of the state.
The call was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Port Harcourt by the state Commissioner for Housing, Emma Okah, who is also the Secretary of the Media and Publicity Sub-committee of the Golden Jubilee Committee.
According to Okah, the people of the state have every reason to thank God and roll out the drums in appreciation of the progress the state has made and for staying together since its creation in May 27, 1967.
â€œThe celebrations will also afford us the opportunity to project into the future of the state so that, in unity, we can improve on the shortcomings of yesterday and build on the strength of today,â€ he said.
Although the full schedule of events have been made public, the committee said the month of May 2017 will be received in a special way tomorrow and urged motorists and road users to accommodate the motorised floats that will be on the roads in celebration of our history.
Meanwhile, invitations for the various events are being sent out to prominent sons and daughters of the state as well as the public including leaders of the various political parties in the state with a view to opening the doors for all Rivers people.
The inter-local government football competition kicked off yesterday in three senatorial zones Rivers East (Emohua), Rivers South East (Eleme) and Rivers West (Degema) but while Senator George Sekibo took the kick off in that of his Rivers East senatorial zone at Emohua, Senators Magnus Abe of Rivers South East and Osinaka Ideozu of Rivers West had sent in apologies and explained their unavoidable absence.