The Rivers state government has relieved Kelvin Wachuku of his position as the Commissioner for Works in the state.
Consequently, Governor, Nyesom Wike has appointed Bethel Iheanyichuku as the new Commissioner for Works.
The Rivers State House of Assembly had earlier screened and confirmed Iheanyichuku as a Commissioner-designate.
His screening followed a request by Governor Wike.
Iheanyichuku hails from Ogbogoro in Obio-Akpor Local government area of Rivers State.
Swearing-in the new Commissioner, Wike took a swipe at Wachuku, accusing him of laxity.
He said his administration will not tolerate complacency as he was determined to develop Rivers State.
“I have a covenant with the people of Rivers state to develop this state. And anybody that is going to work with me must work at my speed and not at your own speed.
“Nobody should come and drag me back like the former Commissioner. If you are handling any project, you should be the one to brief me and not me briefing you,” Wike said.