Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has threatened that he will personally hand in any of his political appointees that is found to be engaging in acts of corruption while in office he would personally hand them over to the anti-corruption enforcement agencies.
Wike stated that appointments into his administration is a call to service not money spinning rendezvous and must never be abused by those privileged to be given the opportunity.
Speaking after swearing-in three Special Advisers and two Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen on Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said government officials who fail to live up will be shown the way out.
He said: “Your appointment is a call to service and not an opportunity to make money. You should see this appointment as an opportunity to serve the state, not to serve yourselves.
“All my actions are aimed at improving the state. You should be loyal to this government as nobody influenced me to appoint you.”
He said that as a politician, he consults widely, but that nobody can dictate to him.
He particularly charged the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of Khana Local Government Area and that of Opobo/Nkoro Local Government to work towards improving security and enhancing environmental sanitation.
He urged the Khana Caretaker LGA chairman to sustain the reduction of kidnapping, which was attained by his predecessor in the area.
The Governor charged the appointees to shun corruption, adding that any official found to be corrupt would be handed over to anti-corruption agencies.
He told the appointees that they were not appointed to enrich themselves, as his administration will not tolerate the mismanagement of scarce resources.
Those sworn-in as Special Advisers are:Harvey Ideozu, Hon. Chris Berewari and Mr Ken Chinda.
The two LGA Caretaker Committee Chairmen sworn-in include: Mr Tambari Sydney Gbara of Khana LGA and Mr Dagogo Eli Legg-Jack of Opobo / Nkoro LGA.
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