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GOVERNOR WIKE: EMPLOYMENTS IN THE STATE MUST BE ON MERIT

Governor Wike directed the State Ministry of Justice to ensure the bill for the change of name of the institution from Port Harcourt Polytechnic to Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that fresh employments into the Rivers State University (RSU) and the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt must be based on merit.
Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the Governing Council of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike noted that employments into academic institutions must be done to promote excellence. He said the administration will not allow anyone to cut corners.
He said: "Employments into the Rivers State University and that of the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt when it is approved must be based on merit . We shall closely monitor the process, so that it is not hijacked and made an all-comer affair.
"We have to be sure that only quality academic and non academic staff are employed ".


"We have to be sure that only quality academic and non academic staff are employed ".

- Governor Wike
He directed the Governing Council of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt to supply details of the financial implication for the employment of new staff for the institution. He said approval will be given after the submission of the financial implication of the employment request.
Governor Wike directed the State Ministry of Justice to ensure the bill for the change of name of the institution from Port Harcourt Polytechnic to Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic is sent to the State House of Assembly for passage and subsequent assent.
He also directed the release of funds for the construction of a structure abandoned within the institution since 1992.