Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, was sworn in this morning as wearing in ceremonies were going on across the country.
His predescessor, Rotimi Amaechi, refused to attend the ceremony to hand over officially. Amaechi chose to attend President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration in Abuja.
Governor Wike, in his inaugural speech immediately after being sworn-in by the Chief Judge of Bayelsa state, Justice Kate Abiri, announced the appointment of Justice Daisy Okocha as the Chief Judge of the Rivers State.
He also directed that all the state owned courts which has been under lock be opened with immediate effect.
The new governor further announced the reinstatement of some Lecturers of the Rivers state University of Science and Technology who were sacked by the Amaechi-led administration.