Siminalayi Fubara, the Governor of Rivers State, has issued a stern warning to school principals who engage with cult members in the state.
The Governor emphasized that any school principal caught engaging in cult activities would face immediate dismissal. This warning came just two days after he pledged to take action against traditional rulers supporting cultism, in response to the killing of Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Bako Angbashim by cultists in the state.
During the inauguration of the newly renovated Government Comprehensive Secondary School in Borikiri, Port Harcourt, on September 12, 2023, Governor Fubara reiterated that schools are meant for high-quality teaching and learning, not as breeding grounds for cultism. He declared, “Let me make it clear here; it should be an official policy. Any principal found involved with cultism will be terminated from their position.”
He praised the new school infrastructure as world-class and believed it would enhance the learning experience, making students enthusiastic about attending school. The governor also mentioned that the facility would motivate teachers to deliver their best. He acknowledged that the project had been initiated by his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, but it was completed using taxpayers’ funds during his tenure for the benefit of the state’s citizens.
Governor Fubara urged school authorities to take all necessary measures to secure the facility and called upon students to prioritize their studies to excel in their chosen careers.