Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has voiced concern over the daunting challenge of inheriting significant debts from projects initiated by his predecessor, Nyesom Wike. During the inauguration of the Aleto-Ogale-Ebubu-Eteo Road, popularly known as Old Bori Road, in the Eleme Local Government Area of the state, Fubara expressed frustration at the financial burden left behind by previous administrations.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Fubara revealed that numerous contractors were approaching his administration seeking outstanding payments for projects commissioned under the previous administration. He lamented the predicament, emphasizing his administration’s commitment to transparency by presenting detailed white papers specifying project costs at future inaugurations.

Fubara underscored his administration’s dedication to serving the people’s interests, citing the road project as evidence of his support for federal initiatives such as the East-West Road. He assured that despite the financial challenges inherited, his government would prioritize the completion of ongoing projects and the initiation of new infrastructure developments aimed at improving the lives of Rivers State residents.

The governor’s remarks shed light on the financial strain resulting from the accumulated debts, highlighting the need for prudent fiscal management and accountability in governance.

During the event, Governor Fubara extended gratitude to the Eleme community for their cooperation during the execution of the road project. He pledged to continue prioritizing infrastructure development in the area, promising to embark on additional projects to enhance the well-being of the people.

In solidarity, Governor Alex Otti of Abia State was invited to inaugurate the project, lauding Governor Fubara’s commitment to service and infrastructure development. Otti emphasized the importance of leadership that prioritizes the welfare of the majority over narrow interests, urging continued support for Governor Fubara’s administration in its efforts to uplift the state.