Rivers State governor NYESOM WIKE has charged the newly sworn in commissioner to be selfless in serving the state and be loyal to the administration.
Governor Nyesom Wike while swearing in the five commissioner`s designates at government House Port Harcourt urged them to be committed to the ideals of his administration in providing quality service to residents of the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike while also swearing in chairmen, caretaker committees of seven local government areas challenged them to spread dividends of democracy to those at the grassroots and advised them to collaborate with security agencies in tackling insecurity.
The five commissioners sworn in include FRED KPAKOL,SHEDRACK CHUKWU,TONYE BRIGGS ONIYIDE, ROSELYN KONYA and DUM DEEKOR.
The Rivers State government has warned that it will not tolerate unwarranted attacks by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB on innocent residents of the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike in a statewide broadcast said Rivers State will not tolerate such violence following attacks on some northerners in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Tuesday.
Governor Nyesom Wike advised residents of the state to report to security agencies anybody caught trying to instigate crisis in the state.
Nyesom Wike further advised the federal government to open dialogue with aggrieved persons in the Southern part of the country so as to maintain the existing peace in the region.
In the meantime, the Rivers State Government has donated relief materials to over three hundred flood victims in some parts of the state.
The Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Special Duties, Ibaniba Briggs, shortly after the donation said they are meant to reduce the pain and loss suffered by the flood victims.
IBANIBA BRIGGS said other persons affected by the flood will also receive similar relief materials in due course.
Some of the victims expressed gratitude to government for the gesture.
The flood victims from Eneka, Rukpoku, Rumuigbo and the Mgbu-oba axis of Obio-Akpor were given food items, roofing sheets, bags of cement, clothes, toiletries and drugs.