Port Harcourt—Rivers State Governor Siminilayi Fubara has urged the recently sworn-in Chief of Staff, CoS, and special advisers to avoid using their positions of authority to pick fights with people.
He also cautioned the commissioners who had been reappointed to stay loyal to Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Nyesom Wike, not to overthrow his administration.
Fubara said his administration and all contending challenges have been surrendered to God with the confidence that He will continue to intervene in a manner that will shock the world.
The governor made the remark shortly after swearing in the Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr. Edison Ehie, and five special advisers in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Those sworn in were Ehie Edision, Chief of Staff, Government House with Dr. Darlington Orji, Prince Solomon Eke, Aminayanasam Fiberesima, Deeyah Bariene and Ohia Prince as Special Advisers
Fubara said the purpose of governance was to render services even in the face of difficulties and their appointment serves as evidence that concrete machinery was being put in place to help solve those problems.
The governor urged them to see their appointment as a call to duty, rise to the occasion of adding value to governance and demonstrate that they are truly credible men of the state.
He said: “Let me add: don’t use this position to antagonise anybody, even in your localities. I want to speak to you and I will continue to say it, what God cannot do does not exist.
“That you succeeded in battle is not because of your power. It is the grace of God. When God says it will not happen again, whoever you are, it ceases from that moment. I am not appointing you today because I want you to go to your areas and start fighting, no.
“We have surrendered our situation to God and God is going to solve it in a way that will shock the world for everybody to know that God is always God. Please, I don’t want this position to be a platform for you to start stalking anyone. Do what you know is right.”
Urging the newly sworn-in to support the government in a way that would promote its image, Governor Fubara warned that there would be consequences should the commissioners, who were sworn in last week attempt to work against his administration to destroy.
“Let me also use this medium to direct the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, to assign the commissioners that were sworn in last week with their responsibilities. Let the SSG assign only those of you who are here today back to their former offices. Let it be part of my birthday gift to you.
However, let me add that you are not welcome to use your return to power to overthrow my government. It is not about me, whatever you are doing. It all comes down to what you can stand by and be happy of years down the road.
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