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JUST IN: Fubara Replaces 23 Rivers Council Heads

The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara has directed all heads of local government administration to take charge of the twenty-three (23) council areas of the state.

Gatekeepers News reports that Fubara gave the directives after the statutory three-year tenure of the elected chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors in the state came to an end on Monday.

The Governor made this announcement while speaking in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday.

Fubara 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.”

The Governor further thanked the elected chairmen and councillors for their service which has ended.

Before the development, youths had taken over the secretariats at Degema and Asari-Tolu councils, following the expiration of the tenure of the chairmen, councillors, and other council officials, on Monday.

They blocked the Degema council secretariat, vowing to remain there till today as they burst into solidarity songs, demanding the exit of the Chairman, Michael John Williams.

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