By Suoyo Ekubo
The Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has charged newly sworn in commissioners and other appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to exude patriotism and offer selfless service to the state to enable the new administration succeed.
Sir Fubara who gave the charge during the formal swearing of four commissioners, Prof Zacheous Adango, Dr Alabo George Kelly, Prof. Chinedu Mmom and Barr Isaac Kamalu at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday urged the appointees to be diligent and patriotic in the discharge of their official duties.
Also sworn in were the new Head of Rivers State Civil Service, Dr George Nweke, whose appointment the Governor described as strictly on merit, and a member of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission RSIEC, Ibierembo Thompson.
In a statement signed by Boniface Onyedi SA on media and Publicity to the the Rivers State Government quoting Governor Fubara disclosed that the task of governance before the new administration is enormous and no stone will be left unturned to ensure that the administration kick start on a strong foundation and succeed.
He assured that the right incentives and modalities will be put in place for the transformation of the state.
He pointed out that the people of Rivers State are looking up to the new administration with high expectations and this requires a high sense of patriotism on the part of the executive to succeed.
The governor congratulated the appointees for their appointments, urging them to deploy their wealth of experience in the service as they have served the state in various capacities in the past, noting that the task of development in the state requires the efforts of all stakeholders.
He also cautioned against tendencies of undermining his administration, warning against unruly antics as no one should take his simplicity for granted.
Prof Zacheous Adango was assigned the portfolio of Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr George Kelly Alabo, Works, Prof Chinedu Mmom, Education while Barr Isaac Kamalu got the Finance portfolio.