Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has said his administration is performing as expected by addressing critical issues of governance and furthering the development of the state.
The governor said he wanted his administration to be remembered for good.
Fubara spoke at the Thanksgiving and Interdenominational Church Service organised in commemoration of the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration held at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt Township, on Sunday.
He spoke a day after his predecessor and estranged godfather, Nyesom Wike, accused him of abandoning a ring road initiated by him (Wike).
A statement on Sunday by Fubara’s media aide, Boniface Onyedi, quoted the Rivers governor to have said, “As a government, we are performing. My prayer is for the Almighty God to grant us the grace to perform in a manner that when we leave office, people will remember us positively, not for negative purposes.
“It is not an easy thing for you to be on the stage just like we are today, and after performing people will remember you. So, I am happy that we are all associated with the good performance of the armed forces.
“There are those who have performed and gone, there are also those still performing, especially the service commanders that are here with us.
“We also have the ones that are performing at the federal level. But the essence is that we are all performing for one purpose, and that is the unity of Nigeria and the protection of the country.
“For us as a government, we will continue to give our support, not just to the fallen heroes as we are doing, but also to those who are alive to enable them to continue to defend the integrity of our country.”
In his sermon, Bishop of the Diocese of Niger Delta, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oko-Jaja, called on the government, captains of industry and all Nigerians alike to reflect on, honour and support members of the military for their various levels of sacrifices in the protection of the country’s territorial sovereignty.