- At the moment, Rivers state does not have a commissioner for environment
- Igbiks Tamuno, the former commissioner, was sacked on Tuesday, March 30
- Igbiks was asked by Governor Nyesom Wike to hand over all official properties in his possession to the ministry of environment
- However, there is an air of mystery surrounding the development because the governor is yet to explain the reason for this action
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Igbiks Tamuno, the Rivers state commissioner for environment, was on Tuesday, March 30, relieved of his duties by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Tamuno's sack is contained in a statement signed by Wike's special assistant on media, Kelvin Ebiri on Tuesday, Channels TV reports.
Part of the statement “directed the sacked commissioner to submit all government documents and property in his possession to the permanent secretary of the ministry of environment.”
So far, nothing has been said by the state government as to why the Rivers governor took such a drastic decision.
According to Vanguard, the commissioner was giving a press briefing on the challenges of the ministry when he heard of his sack.
Meanwhile, Wike received Senator Rochas Okorocha, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, in Port Harcourt on Sunday, January 10.
Okorocha was in the south-south state for the commissioning of a road project in Emohua local government area of Rivers state scheduled for Monday, January 11.
Speaking during the commissioning, Okorocha, a former Imo governor, described Wike as one of the most controversial politicians in Nigeria.
Okorocha further said he was shocked by the giant strides recorded in the state by Governor Wike.
He commended the governor for making government a continuum, noting that despite the frosty relationship between him and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, he continued with projects delivered by the past administration.
The Imo senator called on political leaders to emulate Wike, rather than destroy the projects embarked upon by others.
Legit.ng gathered that Okorocha, a serving senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, was in the south-south state on the invitation of Governor Wike.