The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is set to appoint eighteen persons as commissioners in the state a few months before his tenure expires in May 2023.
To this end, the Governor has sent their names to the State Assembly for screening and confirmation.
Naija News understands the nominees are expected to appear before the lawmakers for screening on Tuesday, October 25.
They are to submit 35 sets of their credentials to the office of the clerk and come along with original copies including tax clearance certificate for the screening before the House.
Below is the full list of nominees.
1. Prof. Princewill Chike
2. Jacobson Nbina
3. Mr. Ndubuisi Okere
4. Mrs Inime Aguma
5. Charles Amadi
6. Mrs. Tonye Oniyinde Briggs
7. Mr. Ben Daminabo
8. Mr. Chris Finebone
9. Austin Ben Chioma
10. Mr Uchechukwu Nwafor
11. Dr. Fred Barivule Kpakol
12. Emenike Eke
13. Mr. Prince Ohia
14. Prof. Kaniye Ebeku
15. Mr. Ezekiel Agri
16. Mrs. Ukiel Oyaghiri
17. Damiete Herbert Horsfall
18. Emeka Onowu
I’ll Appoint 100,000 Special Advisers
It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has defended his decision to appoint 50,000 political advisers a few months before he leaves office.
Speaking during a live chat with journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt which was monitored by Naija News correspondent on Friday, 14th October, Wike said the move is part of efforts by his administration to alleviate poverty among the people of Rivers State and create more jobs.
The Rivers State Governor added that he is not done and the number will still be increased to 100,000.
He stated that the appointments are based on feedback from the people and more Rivers State people are clamouring to be part of the move.
He said the appointments would not be a burden on the resources of the state government as they are carefully planned to produce value and his administration would employ civil servants as well.