"Your appointments should be seen as an opportunity to serve the state and contribute your own quota."
The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, yesterday at the Executive Council Chamber of the Government House swore in another batch of fifteen (15) special advisers in the Government House. This is upon approval of their appointments.
The new Special Advisers to the Governor whose appointments were approved and subsequently sworn in by the Rivers State Governor are listed below in no particular order:
Fred Ateng, Emmanuel Ekperikpo, Barrister Otonge Brigp, Andy Nwanjokwu, Mr G. Ejimo Nwanyanwu, Mr Victor Dennis Ekaro, Dr. Ben E.N. Trioru -Otuya, Dr Scott Bernard Aapilla, Barrister Jones Ogbonda, Mr Bereni Ben Irisofe, Barrister George Ariolu, Barrister Emma Nwutche, Mr John Nwachukwu, Mr Dunma Iyalla, and Mr. Opakrite Jackreech
At the swearing in ceremony yesterday, Governor Nyesom Wike assured the good people of Rivers state, the plan of introducing sustainable developmental programmes that will further enhance their living condition. The Governor also urged the new special advisers to join in the implementation of the development agenda of the state.
While addressing the new Special Advisers, Governor Wike said that they were appointed for the sole reason of contributing their own quota to the growth and development of the state.
The Rivers State Governor further told the special advisers not to see their appointments as an opportunity to make money, but rather, they should consider it a means of contributing their own quota to the development of the state and at the same time, consider it a privilege to serve the state.
Quoting Governor Nyesom Wike, "Your appointments should be seen as an opportunity to serve the state and contribute your own quota.
"If you have joined this administration to make money, then you will be disappointed. There is not money to be made. You can only serve the state."
After the inauguration / swearing in of the new Special Advisers, Mr. Selma Iyalla who is one of the new aides assured the people of Rivers state that the new special advisers would live up to expectations and would not disappoint the people.