FOR REAL? Rivers State Golden Jubilee Celebration To Gulp N1.5Billion

Rivers State Government has said it would spend a whooping N1.5billion in celebrating the state’s 50th anniversary. It claimed the bulk of the funds would be provided by the private sector.

The Alternate Chairman of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Committee, Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, said they have already realised over N1 billion through donations from private donors.

“We have a budget of N1.5 billion for the celebration, most of which is expected to be raised from private donors. Already, we have raised over N1 billion from private donors. The golden jubilee celebration will be self-funded without any stress to the Rivers State government,” Okocha said.

He stated that the awards and honours sub-committee of the Golden Jubilee Committee, headed by former Minister of Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, has shortlisted names of founding fathers and heroes of the old Rivers State who will be honoured during the celebration.

The Golden Jubilee Committee alternate chairman stated that the purpose of the celebrations was to showcase the history, unique geography and the rich cultural tapestry of the state.
- Hope when it's time to help those with REAL needs that 'private sector' will bring out N1.5bn?


  1. The money is much, he should used half the money to provide jobs for youths

  2. this is one huge budget..wetin una dey celebrate to warrant such huge amount..happy arnniversary in advance to the rivers people

  3. Hope when it's time to help those with REAL needs that 'private sector' will bring out N1.5bn?
    You said it all, wasting resources over what's not most important.

  4. Just wasting money when people are hungry in the land

  5. Mr olu you are right rivers state government is funding it 100% don't believe the lies they are talking about

  6. See hw useless and greedy Wike is stealing River state money God will expose u all

  7. Na una Sabi, even sef una fit use una full allocation run the level, misplaced priority

  8. Too much money for the celebration

  9. Private sector my foot. This people are very funy. They award lots of jombo contract to this "private sector" and issued a discharge discharge letter telling banks to release the money. Some of this contract only exsist on papper. Private sector indeed. This guy never stop to amaze me.


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