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Fubara Swears In New Commissioners At Midnight, Charges Them To Embrace Culture of Accurate Record Keeping



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Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, late Tuesday night swore in eight new Commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

The governor while swearing them in stressed the importance of accurate record keeping in their various ministries, News About Nigeria reports.

The new Commissioners include Hon. Prince Charles Bekee, Barrister Collins Onunwo, Hon. Prince Solomon Abel Eke, Dr. Peter Medee, Hon. Elloka Tasie Amadi, Hon. Basoene Joshua Benibo, Mr. Tambari Sydney Gbara, and Dr. Ovy Orluideye Chinendum Chukwuma.

Their appointments follow the mass resignations of some Commissioners loyal to the governor’s estranged political godfather and current FCT Minister, Chief Nyesom Wike.

The appointees were screened and confirmed by a faction of the Rivers State House of Assembly led by Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo.

During the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Fubara stressed that accurate record keeping is essential for the effective functioning of any organized system, particularly the civil service. He noted that records provide useful history of events, decisions, and actions, including indices of productivity.

The governor expressed regret that some former Commissioners ignored the culture of proper documentation, leaving no records in their ministries.

He advised the new Commissioners to emulate his work culture, pay attention to details, and keep accurate records. Fubara also emphasized the importance of discipline, which he said is central to his administration and has been nurtured through his experience in the civil service.

“I want you to understand that, while I am sitting here to pilot the affairs of this State, as a matter of fact, the records I am keeping are even more excellent because I have a day-to-day report of what I am doing,” Fubara said.

“So, I am not bothered or afraid. Call me any day, call me anytime, I will stand and defend every action, every decision that we have taken.”

The governor encouraged the new Commissioners to cultivate a culture of accurate record keeping, knowing that they may be called upon to give account of their actions in the future.

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