Fubara to Rivers LG chairmen: You will pay for it if you hurt anyone

Gov Simi Fubara

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has read what sounds like the Riot Act to the 23 Local Government Chairmen in the state, saying they would pay for it if they ‘hurt’ anyone.

He said they should be mindful of their actions as their tenure elapses in a few days.

As ‘The Punch’ reports, Fubara handed down the warning at the flag-off of the Elele-Omoku Road in the state on Thursday.

The governor advised against hurting anyone in the guise of supporting any politician in the state.

He stated, “So I’m advising those people who call themselves local government chairmen. You have a few days in the office, conduct yourself. Politics will come politics will go, and we will still live our lives.

“Don’t let anybody not deceive you, if you deliberately hurt anybody in the course of maybe expressing your support nobody will forgive you. You will pay for it.

“So I’m begging everyone please conduct yourselves.”

While noting that his government is ready to account for all the funds expended so far said 50 per cent of money budgeted for the 3.3km Road has already been paid.

Recall that last week, council chairmen in the state under the auspices of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria had accused the governor of withholding their funds.

The State ALGON Chairman and Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Allwell Ihunda, who said this at a news briefing in Port Harcourt, also vowed that he and his colleagues would remain in office for another six months following the Local Government Law recently amended by the state House of Assembly.

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