I’ll Liberate Rivers People from Oppression, Says Fubara

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Mr. Siminalayi Fubara, has promised the people of the state that his administration will do everything to liberate them from bad governance and oppression.

Fubara revealed this yesterday at a thanksgiving rally organised by the SIMplified Movement at Ibaka in Okirika Local Government Area of the state.
The SIMplified Movement, a pro-Fubara group, organised the event to mark the governor’s successful election and victory at the Supreme Court.
According to the Rivers governor, represented by Awajinombek Abiante, the member representing, Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, the state shall be freed from mind slavery.

He said: “A reggae artiste named Lucky Dube once sang about the imprisonment of the mind. That song mirrors our pathetic situation in Rivers State today. Few days ago, a report revealed that many schools in the state lacked teachers, and are dilapidated.

“This reported decay and shortage of teachers did not happen in the last 10 months of my administration, it is an accumulation of neglect.
“They decided not to build schools because they want to imprison the minds of our people, to make us blind in loyalty and unable to ask questions.”

Fubara noted that his government had already started activities to revitalise the education sector by renovating schools and recruiting more teachers.
He said the decay in school system was as a result of accumulation of neglect from the past government.

“It is for this sake that this government has come to guarantee liberty and break the chains that have held us bound,” he added.
On Thursday, a former governor of the state, Dr. Peter Odili, commended Fubara for his programmes so far, assuring him that the people are solidly behind him.
Odili told him that he (Fubara) that is the political leader of the state, amid the lingering tussle between him and the immediate past governor and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike.

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