Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has appointed 14,000 advisers for various political units in the state.
This is according to a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
According to him, the advisers will play a pivotal role in the administration, and the appointment is with immediate effect.
“In addition to the 14,000 advisers, Governor Wike has also appointed 319 Ward Liaison Officers and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers,” Ebiri said.
“The appointments are with immediate effect.”
Governor Wike is expected to hand over the state in May 2023 after his eight-year tenure elapses.
Meanwhile, the governor has been nominated for Distinguished Award in Infrastructure“ Delivery at the forthcoming Nigeria Excellence in Public Service Award.
In a letter addressed to the governor from Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and signed on behalf of Mr Boss Mustapha, by Dr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary (General Services), the award ceremony is billed to hold on October 21, 2022, at State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
According to the letter, President Muhammadu Buhari will present the award to the governor.
“Since his assumption of Office on May 29,2015, Governor Wike has been widely acclaimed for his infrastructural revolution, which has seen him impacting on all facets of development.
“With giant strides in road construction and rehabilitation; construction of unprecedented 12 flyovers in the state, healthcare Infrastructure; education, health, sports, agriculture, among others, Wike is fondly called Mr. Projects by many Nigerians.
“He has vowed not to rest on his oars until his last day in office.
“The only way we can show gratitude to the people for the confidence reposed in us by the people is to continue to serve them with all our hearts and might. I will continue to commission projects until the last day. We can’t stop.
”We were elected to serve the people. We will continue to offer quality services to our people. Even our worst critics will agree that we have delivered excellently on our campaign promises. By God’s grace we will finish strong and our incoming governor, Siminalayi Fubara, will continue in our legacy of quality service to our people.”
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