Wike appoints 200,000 new aides, wages to cost Rivers N42bn

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed 200,000 new Special Assistants, SAs, on Political Unit Affairs, whose wages are expected to cost the state N42,000,000,000. Wike, inaugurating the new SAs Batch 2 from Rivers East Senatorial District at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, announced an increase from 100,000 to 200,000. There were indications, yesterday, that the newly engaged 200,000 Units SAs are to receive a N30,000 monthly stipend while the wage for the 359 Constituency and Local Government Area Liaison Officers stays at N50,000. This…

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