Resignation letters hits Rivers State Executive Council

Rivers State Executive Council is once again experiencing a shake up as five commissioners loyal to Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Nyesom Wike, resigned from the administration of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

The development is as a result of the war between the Governor and his estranged benefactor, Wike.

The commissioners left after Fubara said he would launch a probe into the administration of his predecessor and accused Wike of overburdening his administration with unpaid contractual debts.

The names of those who gave their resignation letters on Wednesday May 15, were Commissioners for Housing, Dr. Gift Worlu; Environment, Austin Ben Chioma; Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmom; Transportation, Mr. Jacobson Nbina and Social Welfare, Mrs. Inime Aguma.

They all dated their resignation letters May 15 and addressed them to the Governor through the Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo.

Chinedu Mmom: “I write to formally tender my resignation as a member of the Rivers State Executive Council as the Honourable Commissioner for Education with effect from today the 15th day of May, 2024.

“It is a truism that a calm, safe and friendly environment would stimulate efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity. It is however unfortunate to note that my current work space has become toxic and no longer guarantees a favourable environment to enable me realise my set targets for the Education sector in the State.

“There is a loss of trust, animosity and sharp division among colleagues in the same cabinet which is unhealthy and very unfortunate.I want to thank Your Excellency for the opportunity to serve in your cabinet and wish your administration well.”

Ben-chioma: cited the political crisis as the reason for his resignation. forwarded.

He said: “I hereby tender my resignation as the Hon. Commission for Environment, Rivers State on this day the 15th May, 2024.

“I want to sincerely appreciate your Excellency for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the State Executive Council. My decision to resign is due to the political crisis befalling our dear Rivers State and other personal reasons.

“It was a privilege to have been of service to you in your administration and wish you all the best in your tenure.”

Worlu said there was an attempt to fuse the executive with legislature.

He said: “One of the most difficult decisions in my life yet it is precipitated by the toxic atmosphere that has characterized our working relationship, especially the smouldering arbitrariness of decisions and actions, including the attempt to fuse the executive and the legislative in Rivers State.

“I thank you for the opportunity to serve in your government and I wish you the best as you continue to steer the ship of state. Kindly accept the assurance of my esteemed regards. “

Mrs. Aguma of Social Welfare, said it has become imperative to tender her resignation following the current toxic working environment.

“I resign with all sense of responsibility as there is no room for progressional development in the workplace,” she said.

On his part, Nbina thanked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his intervention to restore peace in Rivers but said he decided to leave due to the unresolved crisis.

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