One year in office: Nigerians in diaspora laud Fubara’s leadership style 

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE), has commended Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara’s leadership style, describing him as an asset to Nigeria’s democracy. 

The group  stated that Governor Fubara’s approach to politics is still relatively rare in Nigeria’s dynamic political landscape.

In a statement signed by its president, Dr Reginald Agamah, ANPE weekend noted that despite distractions from disgruntled politicians in the state, Governor Fubara’s achievements in just one year in office are far-reaching and worthy of commendations. 

Dr Agamah lauded Governor Fubara for resisting the urge to use the distractions he faced from state actors as an excuse not to perform. 

He admonished detractors to give Rivers state time to heal and be better positioned for development. 

“The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE), commend Governor Fubara of Rivers state for his unique approach to governance.

“We commend the governor for prioritising the interest of Rivers people over politics. 

“Governor Fubara’s brand of politics is still relatively rare in Nigeria’s dynamic political landscape, resembling the egalitarianism of Abraham Lincoln. His personal political philosophy is worthy of emulation.

“Without sounding immodest and backed by empirical evidence, Governor  Fubara stands tall today amongst his colleagues as a peerless brand of humility, integrity, prudence, love for the people, honesty of purpose, candour, and a patriotic fervour still uncommon in Nigerian effervescent political horizon.

“Little wonder why he has garnered attention from both political and non-political circles due to his distinctive style of politicking. Governor Fubara has been rightly crowned the ‘Governor of the Year’ in his first year in office as a first-termer by several national and international publications, professional bodies, civil society organisations et al. 

“We are very happy and we want to extend our appreciation to Governor Sim, as he is fondly called by the people, for not letting Rivers people down despite the array of distractions he is facing in office.”