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Gov Fubara Charges New Commissioners To Work For Greater Rivers State

The Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has charged newly sworn-in commissioners to cultivate a culture of teamwork by mobilising staff in their ministries of posting to ensure higher productivity and promotion of the interests of the state.

Sir Fubara gave the charge when he swore in five new commissioners at the Executive Chamber of Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Those sworn in are Dr. Gift Worlu, Engr. Austin Ben Chioma, Prince Isaac Umejuru, Mr. Joseph Johnson, and Mr. Victor Kii.

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Newly Sworn-in Commissioners: Dr. Gift Worlu, Housing; Austin Ben Chioma, Environment; Isaac Emejuru, Urban Development; Joe Johnson, Information & Communication; and Victor Kii, Agriculture

Governor Fubara said to deliver his electioneering promises, he needs competent people on board to create a greater Rivers, and they have been chosen to contribute their best to achieve that goal. According to the governor, “We have in our midst today competent people who are going to add value to our system. Your local government might have nominated some of you after deliberations, but here, you are not representing your local government; you are working for the state.

“The task is to deliver for the state. Your loyalty is to the state because if you don’t do that, when you leave, whether you like it or not, the records will be there to show what you did while you served as a commissioner. So, I charge you to leave your local issues and focus on promoting the interests of our state. That is the only way the theme we all agreed on, ‘Consolidation and Continuity,’ can be felt in our state.”

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Governor Fubara advised them against administering their assigned ministries as sole administrators but to work as team leaders, galvanising the permanent secretaries, directors, and other levels of staff to achieve a given task.

The sworn-in commissioners with their portfolios are Dr. Gift Worlu, Commissioner for Housing; Engr. Austin Ben Chioma, Commissioner for Environment; Prince Isaac Umejuru, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mr. Joseph Johnson, Commissioner for Information and Communication; and Mr. Victor Kii, Commissioner for Agriculture.

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