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Fubara washes Wike's dirty linen in public, says he left 'huge debt' before leaving office as Rivers governor


“We spent N2,663,122,500.00 for the provision of textbooks to all ranges of schooling within the Rivers State faculty system, N1,404,367,000.00 for 2023 West African Secondary Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE); N973,581,675.00 for 2023 SSCE (NECO) Examination; N369,127,000.00 for Primary Schooling Certificates Examination (BECE); N1,149,849,700.00 for 2024 WASSCE; N606,287,000.00 for 2024 BECE; N16,194,000.00 for NABTEB, and N190,000,000.00 for the acquisition of consumables, chemical compounds and science sensible supplies for 2024 WASSCE/NECO examinations.

“We additionally paid N423,000,00.00 scholarship fund for Rivers State Indigenous medical College students learning on the Rivers State College; and N1,000,000,000.00 particular grant to the Rivers State College,” Fubara defined.

In healthcare, the Governor mentioned he has accomplished about 10 medical infrastructure tasks and spent over N200 million to fight a Lassa fever outbreak.

He added that 35 major healthcare centres are at present operational throughout the state.

“Shortly after we got here into workplace, we commissioned the Kelsy Harrisson Memorial Hospital and the Dental, Maxillo-facia, ENT, and Ophthalmology hospital for public use. We spent the sum of N179,000,000.00 and N112,957,619.13 respectively to supply repairs, supplies, and photo voltaic electrical energy installations earlier than commissioning.

“We spent the sum of N720,074,893.80 on sundry tools and supplies, together with neurosurgical instruments on the Rivers State College Instructing Hospital (RSUTH); N100,000,000.00 for extra 100-bed areas for the Orthopaedics, Trauma, Surgical Wards in RSUTH; N93,000,000.00 to broaden and equip the Intensive Care Unit in RSUTH by 12-beds; and N343,131,248.14 to assemble a 400-capacity auditorium on the Faculty of Nursing/Midwifery;

“We spent N300,000,000.00 for accreditation functions, and N90,000,000.00 for the restore of radiology tools; established a burns therapy and care unit, a modular surgical theatre, a pathology laboratory on the RSUTH, and spent N90,000,000.00 to supply Home Officer’s residence, which prompted the Medical and Dental Councill of Nigeria to extend the variety of Home Officers accepted for the hospital from 64 to 96.

“We additionally launched the take-off of the contributory medical insurance scheme and supplied N70,000,000.00 take-off grant to the Board; revitalized the Rivers State emergency companies, and spent N157,423,845.00 on medical emergencies; N200,000,000.00 million naira for the management of Lassa fever outbreak within the State; and renovated 35 major healthcare centres by the Rivers State Major Healthcare Board,” he mentioned.

Throughout an Interactive Session, Governor Fubara addressed questions in regards to the 10,000 civil service jobs, revealing that 60% of the preliminary names have been over-aged and politically motivated.

He revised the listing to incorporate people aged 30-35. He additionally promised to pay bursaries to college students. Nonetheless, he declined to touch upon the state of the Mom and Youngster Hospital and the Most cancers and Cardiovascular Illness and Analysis Centre, each constructed by the earlier administration.

Governor Fubara concluded the occasion by unveiling his administration’s scorecard and promising to attain much more within the coming 12 months. He reaffirmed his purpose of creating Rivers State the most effective in Nigeria.

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