Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday swore-in fifteen (15) new Special Advisers into the Government of the State.
He also swore-in the Chairman of Rivers State Pension Board, Professor Ovunda Okene.
The governor also inaugurated members of the Board of the Rivers State Housing and Property Development Authority.
The governor performed the swearing-in and inauguration at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House, Port Harcourt.
Speaking after the swearing-in and inauguration, Governor Wike urged the new appointees to see their appointments as opportunities to contribute to the development of the state.
He charged the appointees not to see their appointments as avenues to enrich themselves, but sources of adding value to the governance of the state.
“When you have opportunity like this, use it to prove your capacity. This can be the platform for promotion.
“This is not an opportunity to make money, just serve, what is due you will come to you”, he said.
He called on them to be totally loyal to the advancement of the people of Rivers State.
He advised the new appointees to be in touch with their constituencies to keep them abreast with the development of the state.
Governor Wike said the state government is working to amend the Pension Law to address the challenges with the Pension Scheme.
He charged the Rivers State Housing and Property Development Authority to ensure that they sanitize the housing sector.
Responding, the Chairman of the Rivers State Housing and Property Development Authority, Egurugwu assured that all the appointees will live up to the expectations of the governor.