The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday announced the appointment of 28,000 persons into various political offices.
The appointment was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri. The statement noted that all the appointments are with immediate effect. Naija News reports the fresh appointment comes barely twenty-four hours after the Rivers State Governor appointed 14,000 Special Advisers, as well as 319 Ward Liaison Officers and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers. The statement by Ebiri added that Governor Wike also set aside N1 billion to support victims of flooding in the state including those affected in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni local government areas (LGAs) of the state. According to him, the move is “to enable vulnerable families, particularly in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs, which are the most impacted areas in the state, to cope with the devastating flood water which has inundated homes, farmlands and forced residents of affected communities to relocate to safer places”. A task force has been constituted to make sure that the government intervention is available to the affected persons. The Permanent Secretary, Special Services Bureau (SSB) in the Office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. George Nwaeke, will serve as the chairman of the Taskforce, while, Mrs. Inime I. Aguma, is the secretary. Other members of the Taskforce are the Chairman of Ahoada West LGA, Hon. Hope Ikiriko; Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, Hon. Vincent Job; Hon. Chukwuemeka Onowo and the Director of Administration in the Ministry of Special Duties. A meeting has been scheduled for all members of the task force to meet with Governor Wike on Thursday at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, Naija News reports.
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