Take Charge of LGAs, Gov Fubara Charges HLGAS

…Congratulates outgone Council Chairmen for their contributions

…Sues for peace and harmony

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has directed Heads of Local Government Administration HLGAs across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State to take charge of affairs of their various Councils until further directives

Governor Fubara gave the directive in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 in Port Harcourt to mark the end of tenure of the local council Chairmen and councillors in the state.

“As we move forward in making sure that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is upheld, and that law and order is maintained as we continue to strive to provide leadership and direction for our people, I hereby direct Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) to continue to provide leadership in their respective Local Government Areas.”

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“Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) are hereby directed to immediately take charge of the Councils with renewed vigor and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.”

While acknowledging and commending the dedicated services of the outgone Local Government Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councillors who were sworn in three years ago, and whose tenure ended on Monday, June 17, 2024 as provided for by the Law, Governor Fubara thanked them for their sacrifices and commitments to public service and to Rivers State. He further enjoined everyone to maintain peace and order across the local government areas.

The governor appreciated Rivers people for their immense support to his administration, urging them to always reflect on the shared sacrifices that they have made to have a peaceful and prosperous Rivers State and indeed Nigeria, adding that it is necessary for the people to continue to live in peace and harmony.

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Sir Fubara emphasised that with their support his administration has achieved milestones in different sectors of the economy which includes infrastructure, health, education, workers welfare, improved service delivery, agriculture and social welfare that resonates deeply within the communities.

The governor assured of his commitment to continue to defend the people, provide infrastructural development, sound healthcare delivery, quality education and undiluted welfare service packages for the people and workers.

He further applauded the people for their steadfast support and dedication to his administration’s shared vision of unity, progress and prosperity, assuring that together he will continue to collaborate with them to build a brighter and better future for all.