Rivers Crisis: Fabura Issues Gazette on Order 001, Moves Assembly to Government House


In a significant development amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Rivers State, Governor Siminalayi Fubara issues Executive Order 001, relocating the House of Assembly to the Auditorium, Admin Block of the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The decision, gazetted on December 14th, 2023, was printed by the unfortunate burning of the Hallowed Chamber of the House of Assembly on October 29th, 2023. Governor Fubara emphasized that the current condition of the chamber posed safety concerns and jeopardized the well-being of the assembly’s staff and members.

He stressed the necessity of immediate repairs, renovations, and reconstruction of the damaged chamber to ensure uninterrupted proceedings of the House of Assembly.

According to him: “therefore, I, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State, this 30th day of October 2023, pursuant to the powers vested in me under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria hereby issue, order and direct that all proceedings and business of the Rivers State House of Assembly shall temporarily take place at the auditorium Admin Block Government House, Port Harcourt, until the repairs , renovation and reconstruction of the chambers of Rivers State House of Assembly.”

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