Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has urged his newly appointed Chief of Staff, Edison Ehie, and other officials not to utilize their positions to provoke conflicts with individuals in their respective communities.
The directive was issued following the swearing-in of the former lawmaker as Chief of Staff and five other individuals as Special Advisers at the Executive Council Chambers on Monday.
Despite being ardent supporters of Governor Fubara during the state’s political crisis, the governor urged them to transcend partisanship and actively contribute to the state’s development.
He emphasized that the victorious battles were achieved with the divine assistance of God.
He conveyed that his administration has entrusted the political dynamics in the state to God, expressing a firm belief that God will resolve any remaining issues in a way that demonstrates His supremacy.
The swearing-in event saw the attendance of cabinet members, including those who were re-appointed the previous week.
Speaking to the cabinet members, Governor Fubara instructed the Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo, to reassign the re-appointed commissioners to their former roles.
However, he specified that the portfolios should be reassigned to those who were present at the swearing-in ceremony on that day.
Eight out of the nine commissioners who were reappointed were present, with the former Commissioner for Special Projects, Emeka Woke, being the only absentee.
Emeka Woke had also served as the Chief of Staff during the eight-year tenure of the current Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, when he was the governor.
Governor Fubara urged the reappointed commissioners not to assume their roles with the intention of undermining his administration. Instead, he challenged them to undertake actions that would make their children proud.
In a declaration of commitment outside the Executive Council Chambers, the new Chief of Staff, Edison Ehie, expressed his dedication to working towards the realization of the vision of the Fubara-led administration.