No need to struggle for power if it can’t impact society positively – Fubara


By Philip Ezuma, Port Harcourt

Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has challenged the political class to reflect on the essence of the struggle for power, when it is not actually deployed in impacting society positively.

Fubara pointed to the three corpses of persons who used their time, within their short period they lived, to make enormous and impactful contributions to humanity.

“Here lie our brother, his wife and son; everyone has come to celebrate them. It means even in the short period that they lived, they lived impactful lives. They made great contributions to humanity”, he noted.

The Governor spoke at the funeral service organised in honour of Late Herbert, his wife, Chizoba, and son, Chizi at the Lion of Judah Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Isiokpo town in Ikwerre Local Government Area on Saturday.

“Here lies a man, though not a politician, who made his money through our investments. He had the world in his palm financially. He even controlled the political class.

“This takes me to my question to the political class. What is this entire struggle all about? You want to kill and bury, to what end? But today, with all the power financially, he couldn’t control life. Is it not enough for us to ask ourselves, why are we struggling?

“Why are we not making enough impact in the lives of our people? Please, let the political class reflect on this”, he charged.

Governor Fubara said in immortalising the deceased, the state government will work with Herbert Wigwe Foundation to ensure that the Wigwe University is sustained in accordance with the dreams of Herbert Wigwe.

The Rivers State Governor also extended appreciation to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for their various roles and contributions towards the success of Herbert Wigwe funeral.

In his address, Nigeria Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who represented the federal government at the event, said Nigerians, the political class, and indeed Africa leaders will continue to mourn the passing of an iconic personality as Herbert Wigwe.