Isaac Boro: We’re liberated, Fubara tells Ijaw youth

Rivers state governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has acknowledged with delight the assurances of brotherly support from the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), and urged Ijaw nation to key into the on-going celebration of the liberation the state is enjoying.

Governor Fubara gave the charge while addressing the national and state leadership of IYC, who were on solidarity walk to the Government House in Port Harcourt, Thursday.

The solidarity walk was staged as part of activities to celebrate the heroic exploits of the late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, 56 years after his death, observed on 16th May every year.

Governor Fubara noted that Major Boro genuinely stood for equity, justice, and fair play, and pursued his course to ensure liberation for the Ijaw people and their clans.

The governor emphasised that every genuine Rivers man is a liberator, adding that he was delighted to receive them on such auspicious day to re-enact the common purpose of liberation they shared.

Governor Fubara, who thanked the large crowd for their assurances of being available to respond to his call and stand by him should the need arise, said there would not be any need to cause disruption of the peace, as the enemies of the state have been defeated.

He said: “Because he stood for that unique thing, even after his death, we still celebrate him because he was a liberator. 

“Every Rivers man, it doesn’t matter whether you are Ijaw or upland, the most important thing is that every genuine Rivers man must be a liberator. 

“And I’m happy that you have come here today. I have also received you because we have one common purpose: to liberate our dear state. We are not going back on that.”

Governor Fubara added: “I am happy that you’ve told me this morning that when I call on you, you will respond. But there is nothing to call on you for because we have already defeated them. 

“By the special grace of God, what they thought that they would have done to us while we were celebrating our one year in office, they are the ones sleeping with their two eyes open. It shows that we have the Ijaw blood. And what is that blood? It is the blood of action, less talk, more action.”