‘You’re not secretary to government of Kalabari people’, Wike tells Danagogo


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, sworn-in the retained Chief of Staff to the government house, Emeka Woke and the new Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo.

Also sworn-in were the Attorney General, Dr Zaccheus Adango and Commissioner for Finance, Hon Isaac Kamalu.

In his remarks, Wike reiterated that his second term appointments will be based on absolute loyalty, commitment to the vision of the administration and the capacity to deliver.

According to him: “These appointments are not based on sentiments. Appointment is based on one hundred percent undiluted loyalty and competence.

” I will not appoint people who will run down the government.

“We will appoint those who believe in the vision and mission of the State Government. Those who will defend the Government and her policies “.

“The appointments that I made were not lobbied for. I know these officials personally.

“Going forward, I will take time to scrutinise people that will be appointed. I learnt my lesson during the last term. I will only appoint people who want to work and those who want to make sacrifices for the state.

“I have known the Secretary to the State Government closely. He is loyal and committed. This second term is for people who wants to work for the state”.

He advised the new SSG to work for the people, stressing that: “You are not the Secretary to the State Government for the Kalabari people. You are the Secretary to the State Government for Rivers people. You must serve the interest of the state”, he said.