The Executive Council, also known as the Governor’s Cabinet is the highest administrative decision-making authority in Rivers State. It is part of the executive branch which is the most influential arm of the state government. It comprises of the Governor, Deputy Governor, and the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Commissioners, and Special Advisers. All of its members excluding the Deputy Governor are appointed by the Governor of Rivers State and confirmed by the State House of Assembly. The Executive Council is responsible for advising and assisting the Chief Executive in the performance of his or her official duties.Individuals who have been appointed to serve in the Council may also be dismissed or reappointed (to other posts) at will.