Port Harcourt — Emeka Wogu has been relieved of his appointment as Commissioner for Special Duties in Rivers state.
This was contained in a Government House statement made available to newsmen.
Also governor Chibuike Amaechi has sworn in six new female Permanent secretaries in the state. They are Dr Offor Nnesochi, Mrs Iragunima C. M., Clara Gogo Princewill, Mrs Amie Nemi Iwo, Mrs Wihioka Comfort and Dr Justina Jumbo.
The governor charged the new appointees to shun corruption and ensure they give productive service to the state.
"But we hope that as we increase our desire to improve on our sub-national economy, like all of you the women would contribute to this growth and the way to contribute to it is to ensure that you are fair, you are just and that you work hard and that you are also able to punish those who don't work hard", he said.
The governor explained that the appointment of the women will increase the number of female permanent secretaries in the state civil service.
"We had looked at the civil service and there were too few women that were permanent secretaries. We felt that we should appoint some women to balance the position and that we have done. While I congratulate you on your appointment, I must also state here that you all were appointed on merit."