Rivers: Fubara didn’t sack aides – Commissioner


The Rivers government denied reports that Governor Siminalayi Fubara had sacked some of his aides and local government chairmen.

The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Warisenibo Johnson, said in a statement that the report was false.

He said: “This is to clarify that His Excellency has not given me such directive as the official spokesman of the state government as of today Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

“Our dear governor is a technocrat, with a robust civil service background, kind-hearted and a very humane person who does things according to laid down rules and with the fear of God.

“We, therefore, ask Rivers people and the general public to jettison such unconfirmed reports as the public will be properly informed of who may have been removed by His Excellency at the appropriate time.”

The commissioner also said Fubara has not suspended the ring road project in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

He said: “The attention of Rivers State Government has been drawn to news being circulated that the flagship project of Gov. Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, the 50.15km Dual Carriage Ring Road has been suspended.

“We wish to inform Rivers people and the general public to disregard such information as false.

“The project is for the advancement of our state and the improvement of the economy of our dear state, therefore nothing whatsoever can stop it at this stage.

“For the avoidance of doubt, 77 per cent of the contract sum has been paid and the construction firm is making frantic efforts to complete the job within schedule.

“Please, let’s be guided as we seek information and news managers should always verify their stories before going to the public space.”