Wike swears in Special Advisers, Permanent Secretary

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sworn-in 39 Special Advisers to help strengthen the machinery of governance in the state.

The governor also swore-in a New Permanent Secretary, Mr Paulinus Nsirim as part of the process of re-positioning the state’s civil service.

Performing the swearing-in of the Special Advisers and Permanent Secretary on Monday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike directed the State Head of Service to effect the posting of all Permanent Secretaries after the inauguration.

He charged the appointees to see their appointments as a call to service, saying that they should work to establish their place in the history of the state.

He said: “There is no money to be made in government. What you have is the opportunity to serve and you must make the best of this opportunity.

“That you are a part of this administration is a privilege. It is a privilege that you are part of those transforming the state for the good of the people”.

He said that the administration is for the generality of the people, noting that projects and programmes would be executed for their welfare.

It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor had earlier relieved all the Special Advisers of their appointments, leaving only the Special Adviser on Religious Matters.

Amongst the 39 Special Advisers to the Rivers State Governor, five are newly appointed.

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