RSG Recalls Suspended Commissioners …Cautions New CP On Professionalism

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has recalled three members of the State Executive Council who were suspended last month. They are the Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Boma Iyaye,  Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Ibinabo Michael West and Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku.

According to a statement by the secretary to state government, Barrister Kenneth Kobani, the commissioners at to resume work immediately.

Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike has advised the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Usman Belel, to ensure that officers and men of the command carried out their duties with utmost professionalism.

Speaking when the new Commissioner of Police paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Tuesday, Wike said people were beginning to lose faith in public institutions because of the unprofessional conduct of their personnel.

According to Wike, the Army, the Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have failed to carry out their responsibilities in line with approved professional ethics and urged the Police to improve on their performance in the state.

He said, “People are beginning to lose confidence in public institutions in the country. I believe that as the new Police Commissioner, you will work for the confidence in the Police to return. Your predecessor allowed himself to be used by thugs to invade the courts in Rivers State.

“The Chief Justice of Nigeria called for the investigation and prosecution of those that invaded the courts, but Zaki Ahmed refused. Rivers State will not forget that it was Zaki Ahmed’s time that thugs invaded the Rivers State High Court, which is located near the Police Headquarters. He didn’t bring anybody to book,” the governor added.

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