Governor Nyesom Wike, have sworn in new commissioners and a permanent secretary and warned them against any act of corruption, saying, they shouldn’t see the appointment as time to eat because there is nothing to eat.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, wednesday swore in 14 new commissioners and one permanent secretary with a demand of 100 per cent loyalty from them.
Performing the swearing-in, Wike said he was poised to reposition the state government for better performance and charged the commissioners to exhibit 100 per cent loyalty.
He said: “We demand 100 per cent loyalty. This work deserves total commitment. When you have the opportunity to serve the state, it is a rare privilege. Therefore, you have to be committed to service.
“We are rebuilding the state because a lot went wrong during the immediate past administration of the APC. You need to put in your best.”
According to the governor, those who put in their best would be noticed by the people and rewarded in the future. “Once you do your work, people will notice you and appreciate the quality of your service to the state. That is why you must continue to put in your best,” he said.
He urged the commissioners to respect their oath of office and live responsibly as top officials of the state government.
“Don’t see your appointment as your time to eat because there is nothing to eat. You are appointed to work. If you cannot meet up with the tempo of the administration, just withdraw,” he said.
Commissioners sworn in are: Emma Okah, Charles Nwogu, Walter Ibibia, Dr. Tam Jaja, Ukel Oyagiri, Isaac Kamalu, Albert Miller, Boma Iyaye, Emeka Onowu, Prof. Princewill Chike, Tasie Chinedu Nwobueze, Sylvanus Nwankwo, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku and Rodaford Longjohn.
The new permanent secretary sworn in was Mrs Ibiware Ogolo.