Wike Swears in 14 Commissioners, Seeks 100% Loyalty

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

In a bid to reposition the State Government for better performance, Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Wednesday swore in 14 Commissioners.

The Governor also swore in a new permanent secretary, Mrs Ibiware Ogolo.

Performing the swearing-in, Mr Wike charged the commissioners to exhibit 100 percent loyalty.

“We demand 100 percent 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,” Mr Wike told the Commissioners.

According to the Governor, those who put in their best will 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.

The newly sworn in 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.

In an interview, Emma Okah assured that he will contribute his quota to the actualization of the vision of the administration.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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