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Rivers: Fubara inaugurates 23 new LGA caretaker chairmen 

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has sworn in caretaker committee chairmen for the 23 Local Government Councils in the State.

Siminalayi Fubara, Rivers State Governor
Siminalayi Fubara, Rivers State Governor

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has sworn in caretaker committee chairmen for the 23 Local Government Councils in the State.

The swearing-in ceremony occurred on Wednesday morning at the Council Chambers of Government House, Port Harcourt.

The caretaker chairmen were earlier screened by the Rivers House of Assembly.

The tenure of the former chairmen whose tenure had expired on Monday.

The State has been engulfed in a crisis as the chairmen attempted to continue in office because the pro-Wike faction of the State’s assembly extended their tenure by six months over the failure of Fubara to conduct elections.

In a development during the crisis, the governor directed them to hand over power to Heads of Administration, whom he asked to await further directives.

The governor thereafter transmitted a list of caretaker chairmen to the assembly, which in turn cleared them for inauguration.

Below is the full list of the caretaker chairmen:

1. Abua/Odua LGA – Madigai Dickson

2. Ahoada East LGA – Hon. Happy Benneth

3. Ahoada West LGA – Mr. Daddy John Green

4. Akuku Toru LGA – Otonye Briggs

5. Andoni LGA – Reginald Ekaan

6. Asari Toru LGA – Orolosoma Amachree

7. Bonny LGA – Alabota Anengi Barasua

8. Degema LGA – Anthony Soberekon

9. Eleme LGA – Brain Gokpa

10. Emouha LGA – David Omereji

11. Etche LGA – John Otamiri

12. Gokana LGA – Kenneth Kpeden

13. Ikwerre LGA – Darlington Orji

14. Khana LGA – Marvin Yobana

15. Obia/Akpor LGA – Chijioke Ihunwo

16. Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA – Princewill Ejekwe

17. Ogu/Bolo LGA – Evans Bipi

18. Okrika LGA – Princess Ogan

19. Omuma LGA – Promise Reginald

20. Opobo/Nkoro LGA – Enyiada Cookey-Gam

21. Oyigbo LGA – – Gogo Philip

22. Port Harcourt LGA – Ichemati Ezebunwo

23. Tai LGA – Hon Matthew Dike

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