Dr Zaccheus Adango, on Monday, was sworn-in as the Rivers State attorney-general and commissioner of Justice.
Adango replaced the late Emma Aguma who died on July 10 in London after a battle with cancer.
Adango, who is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law is a specialist in Practice & Procedure Law.
Also, sworn-in was the widow of the late attorney-general, Mrs Aguma, who is now the Commissioner for Social Welfare and three others.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, during the swearing-in, called on the newly sworn-in commissioners to work towards making a difference in the development of the state.
According to Wike: “We are coming to the end of our first term, but you can still make a difference.
“Once you have the passion, you can still make a difference. It is a privilege to serve the state and you have to make it count. Don’t waste the opportunity “.
While charging the newly sworn-in commissioners to take their jobs seriously, Governor Wike asked them to conduct themselves in an acceptable social manner.
He said: “Take your job seriously and don’t involve yourselves in illegality. As a commissioner, don’t place yourself in a compromising position “.
The governor charged them to always ensure that they place the interest of the state above other considerations in their activities.
Governor Wike said other newly sworn-in commissioners will be posted in due course.
In an interview, the New Attorney-General of Rivers State, Dr Zaccheus Adango stated that he will bring his experience and knowledge to bear on the discharge of his responsibilities.
Also speaking, Widow of the Late Attorney-General of Rivers State and Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mrs Inime Aguma said that she has the requisite training and exposure to make a difference in her new office.