Fubara To Mark First Anniversary With Projects Commissioning In Rivers | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-05-07 16:39:06

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PORT HARCOURT - Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara is set to commission series of massive projects in the state to make his first year anniversary as Governor.

This was as the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, who doubles as the Chairman of the Anniversary Planning Committee, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, on Tuesday unveiled a 20-day programme of activities , kickstating Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Briefing Journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Dr Danagogo said 10 projects have been earmarked for inauguration and flag-off in various Local Government Areas of the state.

The SSG, disclosed that the first project to be commissioned would be the old Bori Road to ease traffic as well as an serve as an alternative route to the ever busy Eleme axis of the East-West Road.

Highlighting infrastructural projects due for commissioning, the SSG mentioned the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Unity Road, the Elele-Omoku Road, the Phase 2 of the Trans-Kalabari Road, Omoku-Egbema road, Okania-Ogbogoro Road and the Egbeda Internal Roads, billed for 15th, 16th, 17th and 20th 24th and 25th of May, 2024 among others.

He said, "To mark this one year anniversary, there would be a few projects to be commissioned and other activities.

We would start on Tuesday 14th May and in that day, we would be commissioning the Old Bori Road which is to serve as an alternative to the East-West Road currently under construction.

"Wednesday 15th May commissioning of the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo Unity Road. Thursday 16th May, Flag- off of the Elele-Omoku Road. Friday 17th May, Commissioning of Dualised Emohua-Kalabari Road.

"20th May Commissioning of Egbeda Internal Roads. On 21st May, Commissioning of phase 1 of the Port Harcourt Electrical Village and Flagging-off of phase 2 of Port Harcourt Electrical Village."

Danagogo added that the government will also hold an economic investment summit 2024 on the 22nd and 23rd, May, with a focus on increasing the state's internally generated revenue, attracting investment, and ensuring job creation.

Speaking further, Danagogo stated that May 27th which coincides with Children's Day will be marked by activities for children to be hosted by the governor's wife Valerie Fubara during the day, followed by a state banquet in the evening to commemorate both the Fubara's first year in office and the 57th anniversary of the state's creation.

"Other days of the anniversary celebration will feature the launch of a youth development programme on May 28th and an accountability forum on May 29th, where Governor Fubara will present his performance report from the past 12 months, with an opportunity for journalists and the public to scrutinise the facts presented."

He explained that May 31 had been reserved for the presentation of certificates to certain traditional rulers with pending certificates, followed by evening praise, while June 1 is for the Rivers International Marathon which the state government hopes to make a regular event to encourage tourism and promote healthy lifestyles.

According to SSG, a highlight of the commemoration will be the publication of a comprehensive book detailing his administration's accomplishments, including project costs and specifications to be distributed during an account of stewardship scheduled for May 29th.

He explained that Governor Fubara's administration is a "calm and quiet revolution," with a.commitment for prudent management of resources, noting that only a handful of projects were chosen from various localities, clarifying that all the projects to be commissioned, except one, was started by the previous administration.

"We have a very concise programme of activities just to mark the Governor's first year in office, we have come out with a 20-day programme of events. In his characteristic style of embarking on what we have come to know as calm and quiet revolution. He doesn't want us to embark on an elaborate voyage of celebrations over a long period, spending so much money on funfare, that is not what he is about.

"He wants us to just do exactly what is crucial and critical to let the people know what the government is doing and the direction of the government. Most of his activities, the focus on the government, the projects embarked upon, everything would be published in a book that would be distributed during the account of stewardship which is part of the activities that would take place during this first year activities.

"The book, which is the scorecard would give you every detail, kobo by kobo of what the Governor has been doing, which projects he met, at what stage he met it and how far he has taken it to and everything other details that you would want to know that your government is doing.

"To mark this one year anniversary, there would be a few projects to be commissioned and other activities. We would start on Tuesday 14th May and in that day, we would be commissioning the Old Bori Road which is to serve as an alternative to the East-West Road currently under construction.

"Like you can see, we only picked just a few projects to indicate to the people that even in your area, something is happening. All the projects that are completed or bring completed will be on the scorecard to be presented by the governor during the Accountability Forum, we feel there is no need going round on a one-month jamboree of projects commissioning, most of them we have committed , we have out them to use," he added.

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