As O.C.J. Okocha Commissions GCSS, Borikiri

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS says education is the bedrock of development, progress, and greatness in every society.

Chief O.C.J Okocha SAN

Governor Fubara made the assertion Tuesday, 12 September in Port Harcourt, while giving his speech at the commissioning ceremony of Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, which was remodeled by the Rivers State Government.

Students of GCSS

“Today’s event is very special because education is the foundation of development and greatness in the society. The project we are commissioning is anchored on something very important, which is, our promise to our people.

“The money we are using to do these works is not my money, it is your money, so we owe you the duty to continue to do those things that impact your lives positively and make our system better.

Chief during the commisioning of GCSS Port Harcourt

“The immediate past administration saw the need to embark on the remodeling of this great school that we completed, today we have a world class edifice. We will continue to consolidate on the gains of my predecessor,” he said.

Furthermore, the Governor enjoined management and teachers of GCSS, Borikiri to own the project and keep it in good shape. He also bemoaned the practice of cultism among students.

“I want to charge the school authorities to own these facilities, you should keep them in good shape. We did this for the wellness of the system.

Spectators at the event

“We have a problem in our school system and that problem is cultism among students. If you join cult when you are in primary or secondary school, by the time you get to the university, you have lost direction already.

“Please, I am begging you to shun cultism and other social vices because you are the future of our tomorrow, you are the ones that will take over from us,” the Governor added.

On his part, the Special Guest of the ceremony, O.C.J. Okocha, SAN commended Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his immediate predecessor, Chief Nyesom Wike for embarking on the project which he described as a legacy project.

“I have seen that this project is indeed a legacy project. I sincerely thank you Your Excellency and your immediate predecessor for this remarkable gesture. You have completely transformed this school,” he stated.

Providing the project description, the Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Prince Chinedu Mmom maintained that the school project consists of 24-classroom blocks, admin block, library, science laboratory, ICT block, multi purpose hall, and sport facilities.

The President of Comprehensive Old Boys Association, Dr. Noble Abbey led the executives of the body to induct Governor Siminalayi Fubara as an honorary old boy of Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri, Port Harcourt.

12 September, 2023.

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