By Jimitota Onoyume
Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has sworn in a new Commissioner for Works, Harrison Iheanyichukwu, with a charge that he must work hard to deliver on the new Rivers projects.
The governor also swore in 17 new local government Caretaker Committee Chairmen after they were screened by the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Performing the swearing-in of the new Works Commissioner at Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, Governor Wike said: “I have a covenant with Rivers people to deliver quality projects and no commissioner will drag me back.“
The governor charged the new commissioner to always be on the road supervising projects and reporting progress of work.
He said: “The former works commissioner was intelligent, but he could not meet up with the pace of work at the ministry. Take your work very seriously. There should be no compromise.
“The day you misinform me on the status of projects, will be the day you will be sacked. The day you begin to use your office to form rings will be the day you will lose out.”
In his charge to the caretaker committee chairmen, Governor Wike directed that they should work with security agencies in their respective councils to fight insecurity.
He added that they should ensure regular payment of salaries of workers at all times. He said that under no circumstance should caretaker chairmen deduct their security votes before paying salaries.