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Rivers: Fubara to swear in ex-factional speaker as chief of staff today

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Siminalayi Fubara, the governor of Rivers State, has appointed Ehie Edison, a former factional speaker of the state House of Assembly, as his chief of staff.
Edison is expected to be inaugurated alongside some new appointees on Monday (today).

This was contained in a letter signed by the secretary to the state government, Tammy Danagogo, titled, ‘Government Special Announcement.’

The letter read, “His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, the Governor of Rivers State, has approved the appointment of the underlisted as Chief of Staff and Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor.”

The governor also approved the appointments of five special advisers, according to the letter.

The special advisers are Darlington Orji, Solomon Eke, Aminayanasa Fiberesima, Deeyah Bariene and Ohia Prince.

Edison led four other members of the House when Fubara presented the state’s 2024 Appropriation Bill at the Government House in December 2023.
He later announced his resignation as speaker and lawmaker following the intervention of President Bola Tinubu in the Rivers crisis.