Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has announced a bold move by his administration to establish a panel of inquiry into the governance of the state.

The announcement was made shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of Dagogo Iboroma as the state’s new Attorney General. Iboroma, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), underwent rigorous screening and confirmation by the Victor Oko-Jumbo-led House of Assembly before assuming office.

Governor Fubara, speaking with conviction, emphasized the gravity of the situation, asserting that the state’s political impasse has reached a point where resolution seems elusive. He lamented the deliberate efforts of his opponents to undermine his administration, expressing disappointment that his hopes for an amicable resolution have been dashed.

In a resolute tone, Governor Fubara vowed to take decisive actions moving forward, regardless of the discomfort they may cause. He was ready to confront challenges head-on to restore stability and progress to Rivers State.

The governor also addressed recent remarks by former Attorney General Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN) and Ministry of Works counterpart Alabo George-Kelly. Accusing Adangor of sabotaging his administration through actions contrary to the state’s interests, Governor Fubara minced no words in condemning such actions.

Responding to George-Kelly’s comments regarding his civil service rank, Governor Fubara clarified that he had already attained Level 13 as a Chief Account Officer before 2023. He dismissed any insinuations of irregularities, affirming his current position as Governor as a testament to divine providence rather than any administrative missteps.