GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike on Thursday swore in Batch 1 of newly engaged 100,000 Special Assistants (SAs) on Political Unit Affairs with a charge that they are to determine the decision Rivers people would take towards the new political dispensation.
The Rivers state governor had the same day officially received a new Commissioner of Police, Rivers Command, CP Okon Effiong, with a charge that he and other heads of security and their personnel steer clear of partisan politics in the state.
The inauguration of the SAs by the governor at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area involved those from Rivers West and Rivers South-East senatorial districts of the state.
According to Wike, the new SAs are to collate the feelings of people in their domains concerning programs and policies of his administration and pass feedback through the 319 Ward and 32 Constituency Liaison Officers also recently appointed, who will eventually transmit the same to his office.
“Now your own is the most important because it is you that hear directly from the people. It is you that knows the feelings of the people about us. It is you that will come and tell us, look, this is what my people are saying.
“This is a political period, hear from the people. What are they saying? So, you’ll be able to advise the governor, so I will know what decision to take. It is you who will determine what decision the people of Rivers State will take at the end of the day”, Wike charged the new SAs.
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