Gov.Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers,has on Monday expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his fatherly role he played to intervene in restoring peace during the political crisis in Rivers.
Fubara made this known in a statement issued to Newsmen by Mr Boniface Onyedi his Senior Special Assistant on Media,while speaking at the 2024 crossover Eve church service at St Paul’s Archdeaconry Parish in Opobo Town in Rivers.
“Like I keep saying, it takes a responsible man to be a father.
He acted like a father. On our part, we will continue to give him all the necessary support because if he does not succeed in Rivers State, he will not succeed as a president.
“So, as a state, we will continue to give him every support. We are not pretenders. Our support is genuine and it is to uplift his programmes. Our sacrifices are part of the support,”he said.
Fubara also said he was not pretentious about his commitment to providing quality leadership,though those fighting his administration want to dampen the spirit of Rivers people and forcefully truncate the pace of development, but had failed.
“What they want is this red biro but it is still with me. We are the winners because we are still signing with the red biro.
“As long as we are signing with the red biro, development will continue in Rivers State,”Fubara said.
Fubara emphasised that nothing will stop his administration from getting to its destination because its foundation is laid solidly in God who alone will give the grace to complete the process of building.
The Governor said that there was already a designed development agenda and level of progress determined for Rivers state in 2024,stressing that he would not relent in working for the good of the state.
Fubara also thanked Rivers people for their unwavering support, describing them as believers in true Rivers State and urged them to trust the decisions that he takes because no one will be thrown overboard while vowing to stand firm in defence as their governor.
He encouraged Rivers people not to be disheartened over the ongoing crisis because nothing will stop him from steering the affairs of the state successfully.
In a sermon,Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta,Rev. Emmanuel Oko-Jaja admonished the congregation on the theme tagged”I will never forget you,”assuring that God will surely restore Nigeria to its expected height of glory and stable economy.
Bishop Oko-Jaja said that it is God’s will not to disappoint those who put their trust in him in the year 2024, saying that they will enjoy God’s providence, and guidance.
He stated that God would turn every event in their lives into promotion, keep them far away from confusion and the spirit of wondering.