Friday, June 12, 2015

Wike swears in appointees, says appointments will always be on merit, capacity

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his cabinet will be built on capacity, merit and track record of performance, saying nobody will be appointed on the platform of mere patronage.                      
 Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, four Commissioners and a Special Adviser on Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike said all those who will serve in his government will have the requisite knowledge to improve the state.
Those sworn in by the Governor include : Mr. Kenneth Kobani, Secretary to the State Government, Engr. Emeka Woke, Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr Emma Okah, Commissioner for Housing, Mr Emmanuel Aguma, Attorney-General of the state, Mrs Onimim Jack, Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, Commissioner for Finance and Sir Opunabo Inko-Tariah, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor.
He urged the new appointees to get down to work and ensure that they deliver on programmes contained in the administration’s blueprint.
Wike noted that all appointments so far made by him were targeted at adding value to a state that has faced series of development challenges in the recent past.