Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed an instrument constituting an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to review the classification of traditional chieftaincy stools in the state.
The Governor will inaugurate the Panel on Monday 13th March, 2017 at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House , Port Harcourt by 2pm.
The governor said: “In exercise of the powers confeŕred upon me by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and other powers enabling me in that behalf, I Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON) , Governor of Rivers State hereby constitute and appoint an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to review the classification of traditional stools in Rivers State.
The following are members of the panel:
1. Mr Sam Egbe —-Chairman
2. Sir Samuel Ibemeru -Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Community Affairs –Secretary
3. Dr Samuel Wenedo -Member
4.Dr Benibo George –Member
5. Dr Godspower Jackson Irikana -Member
6. Henry Amadi Esq –Principal State Counsel, Ministry of Justice and counsel to the Panel of Inquiry.
The Administrative Panel of Inquiry has full powers and authority to hold public hearings into the aforesaid matters.
Special Assistant to Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
12th March, 2017.