By Lucy Ogalue
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has described Rufus Ada-George, a former Governor of old Rivers, comprising Bayelsa State and the present Rivers state, as an exemplary leader and a father to all.
Amaechi, the immediate past Governor of Rivers said this in a statement, on Friday in Abuja, to commemorate the 80th birthday anniversary of Rufus Ada-George, the Peripelebo 1 of Okrika.
“As governor of Rivers state, you raised leaders, you created opportunities for growth in politics for many of us.
“You are a father figure to many of us who served in the government of Rivers state.
“You left indelible footprints in the state and opened up a path for us to follow.
“On this occasion of your 80th birthday, I pray God to grant you more life, good health, grace, peace and joy.
“I wish you a very happy birthday,’’ Amaechi said.