Based on the list of commissioner designates submitted by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to the State House of Assembly, the candidates were ushered into the House on Monday for screening and confirmation.
Naijavoxpop correspondent learnt that during the screening, Tamuno Sisi, Gogo Jaja, Isaac Kamalu and Boma Iyaye who served as former members of the House of Assembly were asked to take a bow and go.
The State Governor returned some of his former commissioners who had served him in the dissolved cabinet. They include, Water Resources Commissioner, Ibibia Walter, former Commissioner for Special Duties, Emeka Onuowu, Professor Kaniye Ebeku who is the former commissioner for Education, former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ukel Oyagiri and former Commissioner for Housing, Emma Okah.
New Commissioner designates, such as Charles Nwogu, Albert Miller, Boma Iyaye, Professor Princewill Chike, Sylvanus Nwankwo and Rodaford LongJohn were also screened and confirmed.
The Speaker of the House, Ikuinyi Ibani after the screening and confirmation exercise charged the incoming commissioners to work assiduously for the betterment of the state.
He further informed the House that in the next sitting, the Assembly would constitute Ethics and Privileges Committee to discipline erring members.
Furthermore, the House also approved the request by Governor Wike to appoint 23 new Special Advisers.