Gov. Fubara travels to Diri to resolve property disputes between Rivers and Bayelsa

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Siminalayi Fubara, Governor of Rivers State, has shown willingness to engage with his Bayelsa State counterpart, Governor Douye Diri, to reach a peaceful resolution to matters surrounding land jointly owned by both governments that are currently pending in court.

Fubara expressed his wish for mutual cooperation with Diri during a New Year’s visit to the governor on Wednesday at his country house in Sampou, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Governor Fubara traveled with some of Rivers State’s leading leaders.

He stated that his visit with some state leaders is to emphasize the significance of the unification summit, which is expected to start a new chapter between the two states.

Fubara stated in a statement issued by the Rivers Governor’s Senior Special Adviser on Media, Boniface Onyedi, that the coalition’s goal is to resolve any administrative boundary concerns between the two states.

“The purpose of my presence today is not a mere visit,” he explained, “but a reunification meeting.” Our visit is to inform our brother that we wish to collaborate for a common goal and the growth of both states.”

“In Rivers State, we have a lot of things that are jointly owned by both states.” I realize we haven’t had this kind of discussion before, but we hope that starting now, whatever the concerns are, we can find a way to resolve them amicably so that we can go forward.”

“I have always maintained that in the face of a crisis, we cannot achieve development.” We can’t help each other when there’s anarchy. Peace is the most important component of growth.”

Fubara also praised the Bayelsa State Governor and the people of the state for standing behind his administration during Rivers State’s political crisis.

He appreciated President Bola Tinubu’s involvement in intervening in the Rivers political situation once more.

Governor Diri, for his part, congratulated Fubara for the visit, which aimed to forge mutually beneficial working relationships between the two states.

Diri remembered the continuing legal battles in Nigeria’s Supreme Court over the disputed Soku oil wells and the Bayelsa House, which was demolished in Rivers State, while vowing desire to work together as brothers.

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