Don't take my simplicity for weakness, Fubara spits fire


Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said implementing the presidential resolution on the political crisis in the state is a mark of respect for President Bola Tinubu and should not be taken as a weakness. He said he could surprise those thinking that he was weak.

Governor Fubara stated this on Wednesday at Government House Gate, when he addressed members of Rivers State Local Government Workers on the platform of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE. The union was on a solidarity and thank-you visit.

He noted that the resolution he is implementing was not constitutional, but a political solution to the crisis.

Fubara said: "But let me say it here, if that action that I have accepted to follow will be taken for my weakness, I will surprise them."

On workers' welfare

He further assured the workers of the immediate implementation of their promotion, payment of gratuities and the implementation of consolidated salary for grade level 17.

Also, the governor stressed that he would liaise with the Accountant-General for smooth payment.

He noted that their solidarity visit was a reflection of the mood of the people across the state for his implementing good policies and touching lives.

"It is not about any other thing. It is about the lives you touched genuinely and the policies that you ensured were implemented without inducement.

"That is what you will be remembered for. I am happy standing with you, in ensuring that the N30,000 minimum wage has been implemented," he noted.

The governor charged the workers to be law-abiding, brace up, and do what is right always. He promised to continue to support them for their progress.


Governor Fubara assured Rivers' people of his leadership with the fear of God. He added that his government believes and understands the feelings of the people.

"Our policies and support will always be for the happiness of our people. I am, indeed, happy that you have started enjoying what other people enjoyed several years ago.

"In fact, the effect of the implementation of this salary has even gone a long way to cushion the effect of hardship. That is governance with reasoning and not by emotion."

He reiterated his administration's determination to continue to put smiles on the faces of workers in the state.

Also speaking, the Deputy National Secretary of NULGE, Comrade Ajewole Ayodele commended Governor Siminalayi Fubara. He said the governor was worker-friendly.

He further enjoined the governor to consider the local government workers as soon as the new minimum wage is concluded.

Earlier, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Alex Aganwor, assured the governor of the support of workers for implementing policies that have impacted them positively.

Also speaking, the State President of NULGE, Comrade Clifford Paul noted that their solidarity visit was to acknowledge and celebrate the significant strides that have been made under the leadership of Governor Fubara and his dedication to the well-being of local government workers, which has reflected in his genuine concern for the welfare of the people and Rivers State.


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