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Rivers State Govt Reveals 20-Day Agenda to Celebrate Gov Fubara’s First Year in Office

The Rivers state government has set aside 20 days to celebrate Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s first year in office with various activities.

As part of these events, the government has planned for the governor to inaugurate and begin 10 projects across different local government areas of the state.

Tammy Danagogo, the chairman of the Central Planning Committee and Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), announced the schedule in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

According to him, the festivities will commence on May 14th with the inauguration of the old Bori Road, providing an alternative route to the Eleme axis of the East-West Road.

Other projects to be inaugurated include the Andoni section of the Ogoni-Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Unity Road and the Eleme-Omoku Road, linking multiple local government areas.

He said to stimulate economic growth, the Rivers State Economic Summit 2024 will be held on May 22nd and 23rd, focusing on increasing internally generated revenue, attracting investment, and creating jobs.

Children’s Day on May 27th will feature activities hosted by the governor’s wife, Valerie Fubara, followed by a state banquet in the evening commemorating the governor’s first year in office and the state’s 57th anniversary.

He further explained that subsequent days will include the launch of a youth development program on May 28th and an accountability forum on May 29th, where the governor will present his performance report for public scrutiny.

On May 30th, the second phase of the Trans-Kalabari road project will commence, a major initiative initiated by former Governor Peter Odili.

May 31st will see the presentation of certificates to certain traditional rulers, followed by evening praise, while June 1st will host the Rivers International Marathon, aimed at promoting tourism and healthy lifestyles.

The celebration will conclude with a thanksgiving ceremony on June 2nd at Saint Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Garrison Junction, Port Harcourt.

Danagogo highlighted that all but one of the projects to be inaugurated were initiated by the current administration. He described Governor Fubara’s administration as a “calm and quiet revolution,” emphasizing the government’s commitment to prudent resource management.



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