My administration has shown commitment to governance – Fubara

Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers, on Wednesday, said that his administration has shown commitment to service delivery in line with its campaign promises.

Speaking at an event to unveil his scorecard in Port Harcourt, Fubara said that his administration had done well in economy, infrastructure, housing and agriculture among during its first year in office.

He said that the current administration gave priority to citizens’ welfare and human capital development.

‘The welfare of the citizens and human capacity development are critical to the economic growth of any society.

‘We have been able to prioritise the welfare of our workers whose promotions were stagnated for more than 10 years.

‘We have paid their promotion arrears and improved permanent retirement benefits,’ he said.

The governor said that the informal sector had been supported to play its role as a major driver of economic growth and prosperity.

‘We are partnering the Bank of Industry to establish a N4 billion MSMEs fund, this is to create more
jobs and put more money in circulation,’ he said.

Fubara said that conversations were already ongoing to evolve policies that would reposition agriculture in the state.

He said that the government had renovated no fewer than 35 health centres across the state to boost healthcare delivery.

‘We have approved the employment of about 1,000 health workers across the state, this is also to strengthen the health the sector,’ he said.

In education, he said that the state government had remodeled and rehabilitated many secondary schools in different parts of the state.

‘Our government has provided the enabling environment for the ongoing massive housing estate development that is targeting about 20,000 affordable housing units for citizens.

‘We have initiated and completed nine new road projects valued N534.3 billion. We have completed 12 out of 34 uncompleted roads inherited from the previous administration,’ he said.

The governor urged Rivers people to protect government projects in their communities and sup
port the contractors to deliver according to time and specification.

In his remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Sen. John Azuta-Mbata, expressed the gratitude of Rivers people over the governor’s performance in one year in office.

He congratulated Fubara for laying his scorecard bare for Rivers people to appraise.

‘What you have done today is to show Rivers people what you have been able to do within one year as governor.

‘Democracy is about the people, power belongs to the people, so governance is meant to benefit the people.

‘You have shown clearly that you understand the essence democratic governance,’ he said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria