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Wike swears in new Works Commissioner, 17 LG Caretaker C’ttee Chairmen

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.

Wike-inspecting-a-road-projectPerforming  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.



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