Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has underscored that implementing the presidential resolution regarding the state’s political crisis is not a sign of weakness but rather a mark of respect for President Bola Tinubu. Governor Fubara made these remarks during a gathering at the Government House Gate on Wednesday, where he addressed members of the Rivers State Local Government Workers under the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) during a solidarity and thank-you visit.

Addressing the assembly, Governor Fubara emphasized that the resolution he is adhering to was not based on constitutional grounds but rather a political solution to the ongoing crisis. He asserted, “If that action that I have accepted to follow will be taken for my weakness, I will surprise them.”

Assuring the workers of his commitment to their welfare, Governor Fubara pledged immediate action on the implementation of promotions, payment of gratuities, and the enforcement of consolidated salaries for grade level 17. He further promised to work closely with the Accountant-General to ensure smooth payment processes.

Highlighting the significance of the workers’ solidarity visit, Governor Fubara attributed it to his administration’s dedication to implementing beneficial policies and positively impacting lives across the state. He stressed the importance of genuine governance, devoid of inducements, and reiterated his support for the N30,000 minimum wage implementation.

Encouraging the workers to uphold the law and adhere to ethical standards, Governor Fubara vowed to continue supporting their progress while leading with integrity and the fear of God.

In a show of appreciation, Comrade Ajewole Ayodele, Deputy National Secretary of NULGE, commended Governor Fubara for his worker-friendly approach and urged him to prioritize local government workers’ welfare as discussions on the new minimum wage progress.

Similarly, Comrade Alex Aganwor, State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, expressed workers’ support for Governor Fubara’s policies that have positively impacted them. Comrade Clifford Paul, State President of NULGE, echoed these sentiments, acknowledging the governor’s dedication to the well-being of local government workers and the overall development of Rivers State.