Rivers crisis: Anxieties as Fubara’s men release 2023 executive order moving legislators’ sittings to Govt House

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Rivers crisis: Anxieties as Fubara’s men release 2023 executive order moving legislators’ sittings to Govt House
By Dennis Naku

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Governor, Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara and Hon.
Governor, Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara and Hon.

 

 

There were anxieties on Friday as Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara’s Executive Order 001 relocating the State House of Assembly to sit in the Auditorium, Admin Block of the Government House, Port Harcourt surfaced.

The gazette dated December 14, 2023, cited the explosion recorded at the State Assembly on October 29, 2023, as the reason for the relocation.
The document was sent to newsmen by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Boniface Onyedi, on Friday.

According to the governor, the current state of the chamber is unsafe and constitutes a threat to the lives of the staff and members of the Assembly.

Fubara emphasized that it became necessary to carry out urgent repairs, renovation and reconstruction of the burnt and damaged chambers of the House of Assembly.

He explained that while the move to repair the damaged facility is ongoing, it is imperative and reasonable to ensure that the business of legislation is not hindered.

“Now, therefore, I, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State, this 30th Day of October 2023, under the powers vested in me under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hereby issue, order and direct that all proceedings and business of the Rivers State House of Assembly shall temporarily take place at the auditorium, Admin Block, Government House, Port Harcourt, until the repairs, renovation and reconstruction of the chambers of Rivers State House of Assembly,” the order read.

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