Fubara advises Rivers youths to shun crime, promote state’s image

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The Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has advised youths to stay away from all forms of crime and criminality.

He called on the youths to engage themselves in meaningful ventures while propagating news of productive activities taking place in their immediate communities.

Fubara spoke when he received at the gates of Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, the 28-year-old, Promise Wosu Jr. of Rivers State, who completed a 606km marathon trek from Lekki gates in Lagos State to Port Harcourt in Rivers State.


This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday, by the media aide to the governor, Boniface Onyedi, and sent to newsmen.

He noted that doing so would be a deliberate attempt by them to showcase the state as a desirable place that promotes the peaceful coexistence of all residents.

The governor acknowledged Wosu’s determination to complete the longest distance covered on foot as a commendable attempt at setting a record that proves that Rivers youths are resourceful.

Fubara stated, “It gives us so much joy this afternoon to hear that one of our youths has also set a record and it is commendable.

“We are celebrating you, our brother, Wosu and every other person who is here, who is doing positive things to advance the state.

“As a government, we will continue to encourage you and others who are doing positive things. By Monday, Wosu will meet with the Chief of Staff, Government House, who will bring him to my office where I will do a special thing for him.”

Governor Fubara stressed the need for everybody, particularly the youths to see Rivers State as their own, which requires them to do things that promote peace, while consciously projecting the State positively to the rest of the world.

He added, “It is upon us to engage in meaningful ventures. It is not always good to hear our news on the bad side.

“I’m appealing to you to always put those good news out. Don’t use your media platform to disparage the state. At the end of the day, it is your State too.”