Wike swears in 14 new commissioners, says ‘nothing to eat’

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday swore in 14 new commissioners and one permanent secretary.

The governor warned them against any act of corruption, saying, “Don’t see your appointment as your time to eat because there is nothing to eat.”

Wike said he was determined to reposition the state government for better performance and charged the appointees to be 100 per cent loyal.

His words: “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.”

“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.

“You are appointed to work. If you cannot meet up with the tempo of the administration, just withdraw,” he said.

The new commissioners are: Emma Okah, Charles Nwogu, Walter Ibibia, Dr. Tam Jaja, Ukel Oyagiri, Isaac Kamalu and Albert Miller.

Others are 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.

Meanwhile, Wike and the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, decorated the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, Wosu Promise, with his new rank of Superintendent of Police.

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