In a compelling address at the St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Oroigwe District, Governor Sir Siminalayi Fubara has fervently called upon Rivers People to help promote the image of the State on a global scale.
The governor’s impassioned plea came during the thanksgiving service concluding the Second Session of the Fifth Synod of the Diocese of Evo, where he underscored the crucial role the church can play in this endeavor.
Governor Fubara challenged the church to utilize its platforms and sessions to highlight the serenity and conducive atmosphere that Rivers State offers for habitation and commerce.
He emphasized that the task of showcasing the State positively should not rest solely on the government’s shoulders, but should be a collective mission embraced by all.
This, he believed, would effectively counter those attempting to tarnish the State’s image for their personal political gain.
“Rivers State is peaceful. We are doing our best to reduce the crime rate and you all know that, at least, with the records that you have seen in the last few days,” he said.
The governor revealed that his administration is resolutely dedicated to multifaceted development.
He revealed that while the ambitious Port Harcourt Ring Road project takes center stage in advancing the State’s infrastructure, youth empowerment, agricultural enhancement, and industrialization are also high on the agenda.
Reaffirming his commitment to upholding Christian values, Governor Fubara urged the church to intensify efforts in educating and safeguarding young minds from the adverse consequences of technology misuse.
He called upon the church to address the issue proactively, ensuring that the younger generation is equipped with the wisdom to navigate technology’s potential pitfalls.