Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged the newly sworn in local government caretaker committee chairmen to focus on the improvement of security and enhancement of environmental sanitation.
He spoke on Monday at the Government House, Port Harcourt
while swearing in 20 Local Government Council Caretaker Committee Chairmen. Governor Wike declared that he will sack any caretaker committee chairman who fails to improve security and enhance environmental sanitation.
He said : “The carataker chairmen have two basic functions; security and environmental sanitation. You are not expected to embark on construction work within these three months, improve security in your localities. ”
The governor said that the caretaker committee chairmen of Degema, Asari Toru and Akuku Toru were not re-appointed because of the heightened insecurity in their local government areas.
The governor noted that his administration will not tolerate any form of corruption in the management of the local government resources, adding that any caretaker committee chairman involved in corrupt practices will be sanctioned.
The governor stated that erring chairmen will not be saved by political godfathers, pointing out that only the interest of the state is paramount.
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