‘There’s Nothing To Eat,’ Wike Tells 14 New Commissioners, Perm Sec

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sworn in fourteen new commissioners and one permanent secretary.

Wike, it would be recalled, went on a sacking spree when he recently fired his entire cabinet members, retaining only his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston.

The governor had similarly sacked four Local Government Caretaker Committee chairmen in Rivers.

Speaking to the newly appointed commissioners and permanent secretary on Wednesday, Wike said:

“Don’t see your appointment as your time to eat because there is nothing to eat.

“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 newly appointed 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.

Mrs Ibiware Ogolo was the new permanent secretary sworn in by Governor Wike.

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