Governor Fubara Replaces Rivers Local Government Chairmen

By Damilare Adeleye

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has directed heads of local government administration to take charge of the 23 council areas of the state.

This follows expiration of the statutory three-year tenure of the elected chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors today , June 18.

Fubara gave the directive in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday.

He said, “Heads of Local Government Administration (HLGAs) are hereby directed to immediately take charge of the councils with renewed vigour and readiness to serve and await further directives as we navigate towards even greater accomplishments together.

“As we move forward in making sure that the constitution is upheld, and that law and order are maintained as we continue to strive to provide leadership and direction for our people, I hereby direct heads HLGAs to continue to provide leadership in their respective local government areas.”

He expressed gratitude to the elected chairmen and councilors for their service which he said has expired yesterday.