Governor Hubala visits Dili to resolve property dispute between Rivers and Bayelsa

Governor Hubala visits Dili to resolve property dispute between Rivers and Bayelsa

Governor Siminalai Hubara of Rivers State has expressed readiness to work with Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State towards a peaceful resolution of the issue of common property between the two states pending in court.

Mr. Hubara on Wednesday made his desire for mutual cooperation with Mr. Diri known when he delivered New Year greetings at the Governor’s Villa in Sanpou, Korokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of ​​Bayelsa State.

Governor Hubala went out with some top leaders of Rivers State.

He said the visit with some state leaders was to emphasize the importance of a unified conference that should open a new chapter between the two states.

Hubala, in a statement signed by the Rivers Governor’s Senior Special Adviser on Media, Boniface Onyedi, said the coalition government was meant to end the administrative boundary issue between the two states.

He said, “The purpose of my presence today is not just a visit, but a unity rally. Our visit is to convey to our brothers that we want to work together for common goals and the development of our two countries.''

“There are many things in Rivers State that are jointly owned by both states. I know we have never had such a meeting before, but whatever the issue, from this special moment, We hope to find a way to resolve the issue amicably so that we can move forward.”

“I have always said that development cannot be achieved in the face of crisis. We cannot help each other in situations of disorder. Peace is the main ingredient of development.”

Hubara also commended Governor Bayelsa and the people of the state for showing solidarity with his administration amidst the political crisis plaguing Rivers State.

He reiterated the role played by President Bola Tinubu in intervening in the political crisis in Rivers.

Governor Diri expressed his gratitude for Mr. Hubala's visit, which is aimed at concluding a mutually beneficial cooperation agreement with both states.

Mr. Diri recalled the ongoing legal issues in the Supreme Court of Nigeria over the disputed Soku oil well and the demolished Bayelsa House in Rivers State, and vowed to ensure that they cooperate as brothers.


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