Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike will swear-in members of the five newly reconstituted commissions in the state.
The swearing in ceremony, initially scheduled for today, has been postponed to 10am tomorrow in the executive chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt.
According to a release signed and made available to journalists, all appointees are expected to be seated by 9:30am in the executive chamber.
The commissions to be inaugurated are Rivers State Civil Service Commission, Rivers State Local Government Service Commission and Rivers State House of Assembly Commission.
Others include Rivers State Judicial Service Commission and Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC.
The acting chief judge of the state, Justice Daisy Okocha, acting president of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Christiana Gabriel-Nwankwo, and the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Emmanuel C. Aguma are also expected to be at the inauguration of the state Judicial Service Commission.
It would be recalled that acting on the directives of the state House of Assembly, the commissions to be reconstituted were dissolved by the governor.
In a related development, the state government has declared readiness to partner the Nigeria Police Force in the provision of health care services in the state.
Deputy governor, Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo made the declaration on Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt, when the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, (Medical) South-South Zone, Mrs. Adenike Abuwa and her team visited her
Dr. Banigo expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the police in providing health care service in the state and assured that the Wike-led administration was committed to improving healthcare infrastructure and manpower.
“I can assure you that we will continue to partner you to achieve greater development, so that you will be able to offer efficient services to security personnel and your host communities,” she declared.
The deputy governor noted that the Police Comprehensive Medical Centre in Port Harcourt had offered excellent services so far, and described the AIG as a dedicated professional colleague known for her service to humanity.
She urged medical practitioners to always uphold the tenets of the medical profession in the discharge of their duties.
Earlier, Mrs. Abuwa solicited the cooperation of the state government in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
According to the AIG, “The NHIS is open to all interested persons,” and urged the people of the state to avail themselves of the services of the Police Comprehensive Medical Centre adjacent the state high court complex.


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