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Looking for money for 2023, resign now, Wike warns new Commissioners

As his messy media war with outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson rages, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday swore-in 13 New Commissioners.

While charging the new commissioners to always place the interest of Rivers State above all other considerations, he warned them that “If you know you are looking for money for 2023, resign now. I will not hesitate to remove you.”

He said: “Work for the interest of Rivers State.  This is a rare privilege to serve Rivers State.  Everything must not be money.

“As it has pleased God, you have been given the opportunity to assist in the development of Rivers State.”

The Governor said that now that the State Executive Council has been formed, the implementation of the 2020 will start in earnest.

He warned the new Commissioners and Special Advisers against working with different political interest groups to seek for the 2023 Governorship.

“If you know you are looking for money for 2023, resign now. I will not hesitate to remove you.

“If I catch any Commissioner or Special Adviser holding meetings on who will be Governor in 2023, there will be sanctions “, he said.

Governor Wike advised the Commissioners and Special Advisers to be loyal and committed to the service of Rivers State.

He said: “Loyalty is key. The loyalty should not be in half measures.  Your loyalty must be 100 percent.

“You must be loyal and work for the State.  All your actions must be targeted at the development of Rivers State.”

He said that the Rivers State Government got preliminary report that none of the Special Advisers or Commissioners is involved in cultism.

“If we find out eventually that any of you is involved in the sponsorship of cult groups,  that person will be shown the way out of Government “, he said.

He said Commissioners who will head the infrastructure Ministries of Works, Health, Agriculture, Urban Development and Agriculture must be up and doing. He said no excuses will be tolerated by the government.

The statement signed by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor, Electronic Media, added that Governor Wike urged the Commissioners and Special Advisers to work with their respective Permanent Secretaries to deliver on the agenda of the Rivers State Government.

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