…. Gov Fubara visits GPHCDA, hopes of creating more cities.
“We are thinking of developing other parts of the State and our coming here is to see what the agency has been doing, what you have done already, and what we can also do to make us achieve more new cities in our State.”
– Gov. Fubara.
Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers State, Treasure Base of Nigeria, is a place of undeniable beauty and allure. Nestled along the southern coast, boasts stunning natural landscapes and a vibrant urban atmosphere. As Governor Siminalayi Fubara celebrates his first 100 days in office as the Executive Governor of Rivers State, the city’s beauty is set to be further enhanced to a megacity with the construction of the Port Harcourt Ring Road that will transverse six local government areas.
One of the most captivating features of Port Harcourt is its proximity to the Niger Delta region, which is known for its lush vegetation, winding rivers, and rich biodiversity. The city is blessed with numerous five star hotels, parks and gardens, such as the famous Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, where visitors can relax amidst beautifully manicured lawns, enjoy thrilling rides, and partake in various recreational activities.
Port Harcourt is also renowned for its picturesque waterfront, extending along the Bonny River. The Bonny River provides a stunning backdrop for the city, with its calm waters and array of boats and ships navigating through. The city’s waterfront which is and can be developed more to popular spot for leisurely walks, boat cruises, and even vibrant cultural festivals.
Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s tenure as the Executive Governor of Rivers State brings great promise for the further development of Port Harcourt. His focus on urban renewal and infrastructure improvement is expected to enhance the city’s charm even further. Investments in road construction, power supply, and tourism development will likely transform Port Harcourt into a bustling and modern metropolis, while preserving its natural beauty.
Gov Fubara’s recent visit to the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Agency (GPHCDA) that was established in 2009 by the Greater Port Harcourt Law is a pointer to the willingness and commitment of Gov Fubara walking his talk to create more cities in Rivers State. With good synergy in areas of reforming or strengthening the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangements, our dreams of creating other cities from other senatorial districts will be achievable.
The government’s commitment to environmental conservation and preservation is another aspect of Port Harcourt’s beauty that stands out. Efforts to promote clean and green initiatives have led to the establishment of eco-friendly projects and initiatives. The city aims to strike a balance between development and environmental sustainability, ensuring that the future generations can continue to revel in the city’s inherent beauty.
In addition to its natural allure, Port Harcourt is also rich in culture and history. From the vibrant arts scene to the numerous museums and cultural centers, the city offers a glimpse into the captivating heritage of the Rivers State. Governor Fubara’s support for the arts and cultural sector, through initiatives such as music festivals and art exhibitions, further enriches the city’s beauty.
As Governor Siminalayi Fubara celebrates his first 100 days in office, the people of Port Harcourt have reason to be optimistic about the future. With his visionary leadership and commitment to development, Port Harcourt is poised to shine even brighter as a beacon of beauty in Nigeria and the entire African continent.
® Meshach Alaputa Jaja, CPA.