We’ve started preparing Rivers 2025 budget – Fubara

Rivers state governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said his administration has started the process of preparing the 2025 budget.

Hde added that the legislative seats of Martin Amaewhule and his co-travelers that were declared vacant on December 13, 2023, will remain so.

The governor stated that the lawmakers are truly gone and will eventually return home because they desire it to be so when they defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform on which they won their election, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Fubara spoke when he received on solidarity visit the leadership structure, critical stakeholders, opinion leaders, women and youth of Etche and Omuma local government areas led by Ogbakor Etche, the apex socio-cultural organisation of Etche Ethnic Nationality Worldwide, at Government House, Port Harcourt, Wednesday.

The governor, who dismissed their recent statements as noise-making from delusional folks, urged the 25 former lawmakers to wake up from their slumber and see the ship of governance in the State sailing on smoothly.

Governor Fubara also said that his administration has started preparing details of the 2025 Appropriation Bill, with priority placed on education, healthcare and agriculture.

He said: “Let me assure you that agriculture is an area that we have promised the very special and peace-loving people of Rivers state that our 2025 budget, which we have already started preparing, will address. Don’t bother about those people that are delusional. They think we are still sleeping. Let me tell you people so that they can hear anywhere they are.”