Fubara Directs LG Admin Heads To Take Over Affairs Of Local Govt Councils

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara issued a directive to all Heads of Local government administration to assume control of their council areas.

This move comes in the wake of the tenure expiration of 23 Local Government Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, and Councillors.

He said effective immediately, Heads of Local Government Administration have been instructed to take the reins of their respective councils, ensuring continuity and stability in local governance.

The Governor gave the directive in a statewide address on Tuesday, June 18 on the tenure expiration of the LG elected officials.

The Governor, who emphasised the need to uphold the Constitution and maintain law and order, ordered the heads of local government administration to serve with renewed vigour and await further directives.

The Governor, assuming Control of Local Governments Amid the Leadership Vacuum, paid tribute to outgoing elected local government officials.

He, on behalf of the Rivers State government and citizens, expressed gratitude for their sacrifices and commitment to public service, congratulating them on their successful completion of tenure.

Amidst the brewing tension in the state, the Governor also called for Unity just as he urged all stakeholders to reflect on the sacrifices made towards achieving a peaceful and prosperous Rivers State and Nigeria.

He expressed his desire for continued peace and harmony among all, highlighting the significant milestones achieved collectively in various sectors.

These achievements, he noted, have had a profound impact on communities across the state.

He, however, reaffirms Commitment to Rivers State’s Development and reassured the people of the state of his administration’s unwavering dedication.

He reaffirmed his commitment to upholding the well-being and progress of the state and its people.

“I assure you, my good people of Rivers State, that we shall continue to defend, and provide infrastructural development, sound health care delivery, quality education and an undiluted welfare package for all our people and workers,” he said.

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