Rivers Govt Assures Of Cooperation With Technocrats, Professionals In Housing Projects Implementation

Rivers State Commissioner for Housing, Engr. Basoene Joshua Benibo, has assured that the state government will always listen to the advice and contributions of technocrats and professionals in planning and carrying out its projects, policies and programmes for effective delivery of the state’s housing needs.

Benibo gave the assurance when the leadership and representatives of Coalition of Rivers State Professionals visited him in his office in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

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He pointed out that although the efforts of the professional body did not receive the needed result and recognition during the immediate past administration in the state, he expressed confidence that the current government under the leadership of Governor Siminalayi Fubara, who is a thoroughbred professional, will give the coalition the needed impetus and opportunity to contribute to the success of the government.

Benibo, who counted himself as one of the first beneficiaries of the group, in terms of appointments, assured the group that the governor would be willing to tap from their knowledge and support.

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Speaking further, the commissioner charged the professionals and technocrats to be patient and be willing to contribute positively towards the development and growth of the state, saying Governor Fubara believes in handling issues meticulously and professionally.

He also assured the body that its members will always be contacted from time to time to share their knowledge, experiences and expertise in moving Rivers State to greater heights.

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Responding, Director-General of the group, Architect Ipalibo West restated that the group visited the commissioner to congratulate on his appointment and rejoice with him as a foundation member of the group, as well as to highlight their plans and programmes with him, especially on its avowed interest in supporting the incumbent government to succeed.

West, who maintained that the body does not support anarchy and any form of violence in the state, stressed that the group, whose membership is drawn from different works of life, is readily available to assist the government of the day to succeed in its plans and programmes.

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He solicited Benibo’s assistance in introducing the group to the Fubara-led administration with a view to supporting the government’s mandate of delivering quality and affordable housing to the people of Rivers State.

A highlight of the visit was the presentation of the group’s souvenir to the commissioner.

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Joshua Okoria

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