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Rivers Governor Welcomes Constructive Criticism, Vows Open Democracy

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, Nigeria, extended an olive branch to opposition parties in the state, urging them to engage in constructive criticism of his administration. This move underscores Fubara’s commitment to an open and inclusive political environment.

Invitation to Open Dialogue and Collaboration

On April 8, 2024, Governor Fubara met with the leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC). During the meeting, he emphasized the importance of fostering an open and collaborative political environment. He pledged to create an atmosphere where all political parties can freely operate and offer their perspectives on governance. This openness, he believes, is essential for effective governance.

Fubara’s remarks come after IPAC passed a vote of confidence in his administration, acknowledging his people-centered policies and programs. The governor expressed his appreciation for IPAC’s recognition and highlighted the need for continued collaboration. He emphasized his belief that a healthy democracy thrives on constructive criticism.

“We are happy to partner with you,” Fubara said to IPAC members. “Even after you leave here today, I encourage you to hold me accountable. Constructive criticism is not a bad thing. It’s meant to push me to do better and serve the people of Rivers State even more effectively.”

Building a Stronger Rivers State Together

Governor Fubara underscored the importance of unity for the betterment of Rivers State. He argued that true love for the state should supersede personal or political agendas. He envisioned a collaborative effort where all stakeholders contribute to the state’s progress.

“No one who truly loves Rivers State would want to see it destroyed,” Fubara said. “Whatever political strength anyone claims is meaningless without the state and its people. We need to work together to build a stronger Rivers State for all.”

The governor also committed to including IPAC in the decision-making process. He promised to consult with the council and consider their interests when making appointments. This commitment to inclusivity demonstrates Fubara’s desire to foster a more representative and responsive government.

A Brighter Future Through Open Communication

Governor Fubara’s commitment to open dialogue and constructive criticism is a positive step towards strengthening democracy in Rivers State. It paves the way for a more inclusive and collaborative approach to governance. By creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued, the government can make more informed decisions that benefit the people of Rivers State.

This approach fosters trust and transparency between the government and the governed. It allows for the identification and correction of shortcomings in policy and implementation. Ultimately, Fubara’s commitment to open communication has the potential to create a more prosperous and equitable future for Rivers State.

Source: Vanguard  

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