Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sworn-in in a new Commissioner for Works, Harrison Bethel Iheanyichukwu with a charge that the new commissioner must work hard to deliver on the new Rivers projects.
The governor also sworn-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 the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, Governor Wike said that: “I have a covenant with the Rivers people to deliver quality projects and no commissioner will drag me back “.
The governor charged the new works commissioner to always be on the road supervising projects and reporting progress of work at all times.
He said : “The former works commissioner is 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 the regular payment of salaries of workers at all times. He said under no circumstance should caretaker Chairmen deduct their security votes before paying salaries.
He further directed the caretaker council Chairmen to ensure the improve Sanitation in their respective areas. He particularly charged the Chairmen of Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre, Eleme, and Ikwerre Local Government Areas to improve on environmental Sanitation.