Fubara Presents Certificate Of Recognition To Okochiri Monarch

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has charged Rivers people to stand for what is right and be among those to liberate and free the state from oppression.

Governor Fubara gave the charge on Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt while presenting certificate of recognition and staff of office to His Majesty, King Ateke Michael Tom, Amanyanabo of Okochiri

The governor noted that it is working with the peace loving King and people of Rivers State that will continue to propel him to do those things that are right for the development of the state.

“We will continue to consult and act as people who know that one day we will leave, and when we leave the way we have acted will speak for us. We will not force people to talk good about us, our legacy will be a signature for our life.

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He said the reason for elevating the Okochiri stool to first class in accordance with the powers vested in him by the laws is because of the peaceful disposition of King Ateke Michael Tom and ensuring peace among the people.

“You brought peace to Okrika and it is that peace that I have been using to manage the state.”

Gov. Fubara further revealed that only today the State Executive Council approved and awarded a signature project of dualising the Elele-Umudioga-Egbeda-Ikiri-Omoku road for N80billion and made 50% payment worth over N40 billion.

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“It will surprise you to know that we are executing this project with savings from our IGR. We have made 50% payment of about N40 billion. With the prudence of this administration we will clear the balance without borrowing.”

He said as a team his administration will continue to work and make the State proud at the end.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Chieftancy and Community Affairs, Hon. Charles Amadi has presented His Majesty, King Ateke Michael Tom and commended the governor for elevating the stool from second class to first class status.

Also speaking, a former Minister of Transport and an Okrika Chief, Chief Abiye Sekibo thanked the governor for fulfilling the promise of presenting the certificate of recognition and staff of office to the Amanyanabo.