Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has disclosed that he is yet to assemble his cabinet because he is still looking out for passionate and dedicated individuals.
The governor made this known when receiving the report of the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers State.
Admitting that politics was involved in the selection of cabinet members, Wike said individuals that would be selected must be ready to work for Rivers State.
He said, “I have not formed my cabinet because I am taking my time to monitor and look at people who would work with passion for Rivers State.
“Politics is involved, but you must be ready to work for the state. That is why you see that there is a delay in the formation of the cabinet. No matter the criticism, I will do what is right.”
Governor Nyesom Wike also stated that he was not afraid to step on toes to move the South-south state forward.
“We must work to move Rivers State forward. In doing that, we must step on toes. We can’t allow the state to be the way it is.
“I believe that with the calibre of persons who served in the committee, you have done a good job. I have confidence in the committee.
“People have unnecessarily commercialised education. They have become traders in the field of education. We will not allow that to continue,” he said.