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Rivers Gov swears in 28 Commissioners, Special Advisers, warns against 2023 discussions



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sworn-in 13 New Commissioners.

The Rivers State Governor also swore-in 15 Special Advisers to the Governor in a ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House Port Harcourt.

The Governor charged the new Commissioners and Special Advisers to always place the interest of Rivers State above all other considerations.

He said: “Work for the interest of Rivers State. This is a rare privilege to serve Rivers State. Everything must not be money .

The Governor said now that the State Executive Council has been formed, the implementation of the 2020 will start in earnest.

He warned the new Commissioners and Special Advisers against working with different political interest groups to seek for the 2023 Governorship.

“If I catch any Commissioner or Special Adviser holding meetings on who will be Governor in 2023, there will be sanctions”, he said.

Governor Wike advised the Commissioners and Special Advisers to be loyal and committed to the service of Rivers State.

He said that the Rivers State Government got preliminary report that none of the Special Advisers or Commissioners is involved in cultism.

Governor Wike urged the Commissioners and Special Advisers to work with their respective Permanent Secretaries to deliver on the agenda of the Rivers State Government.

The Governor assured that he will continue to work as if this is his first term in office. He assured that he will consolidate the delivery of projects across the state.

He informed that another batch of Commissioners and Special Advisers will be appointed at the appropriate time.

The Governor said that he will immediately reshuffle the Permanent Secretaries and also appoint new Permanent Secretaries to drive the development process.

In line with his commitment to Internal Revenue Generation, he announced that Treasury Single Account will be implemented in the state.