Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged new Caretaker
Committee Chairmen in the state to strive to serve their people
Swearing in the Caretaker Committee Chairmen and a Commissioner at the
Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Governor Wike advised them
against pursuing financial gains.
The governor said no amount of wealth gained through fraudulent means
while serving in councils will sustain the new council chiefs.
He said: “My advice is that you should use the two months of your
service to leave a legacy behind. If you serve to the satisfaction of your
people, it is to your advantage”.
He directed all local government areas in the state to build office
accommodation for the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
The governor said that in the interim, the councils should provide office
spaces for the neighbourhood safety corps agency, pending the construction
of their offices.
The governor warned the council caretaker committee chairmen against using
council resources to sponsor candidates for local government primaries.
He stated that the party has cancelled the PDP councillorship primaries of
Degema Local Government Area. He added that all the chairmanship aspirants
from that area have been disqualified on account of violent conduct.
Governor Wike also said that the same situation may apply to Asari-Toru
Local Government Area where there are signs of violent conduct by the
aspirants and their supporters.
Sworn-in as Honourable Commissioner is; Mr Akuro Alfred Tobin. The new
Caretaker Committee Chairmen sworn-in are: Ere Victor (Andoni), Mr
Azubuike Odum (Emohua), Nathaniel Pairo (Gokana), Father Lawrence Bagbe
(Khana), Dere Ofokome (Okrika) and Mbakpone Friday (Tai).