- The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, is not pleased with the conduct of some traditional rulers in the state
- Wike stated that unemployment will continue if traditional rulers and their subjects behave hostile to companies in their areas
- The governor spoke about the efforts his administration has been making to spread development to diverse communities in Rivers state
Ahoada, Rivers state - Governor Nyesom Wike has warned that any traditional ruler found selling employments meant for their subjects will be dethroned.
The governor gave the warning on Tuesday, June 1, during the inauguration of construction work at the Ahoada Campus of Rivers State University, and the dualisation of Ahoada- Omoku Road in Ahoada town, The Nation reported.
He said there have been reports that some traditional rulers were selling employment chances meant for their subjects to satisfy their selfish interests.
The governor described such actions by the leaders as shameful.
“You even sell chances of employing your own people. Woe betide that traditional ruler that I will catch one day, that is selling what belongs to (his) your people because you want to collect money, I will dethrone that traditional ruler that day.
The News reported that Wike noted that development can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace and security.
The governor also warned criminals that they cannot continue to kill people and go unpunished. He urged host communities to be accommodating to companies in their areas.
In another news, the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar and the district head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Bello Wakkala, over alleged ties with bandits in the state.
Daily Nigerian reported that the governor's media aide, Zailani Bappa, said in a statement issued on Monday, May 31, that the suspension was with immediate effect.
The governor also directed the district head of Dansadau, Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu, to oversee the affairs of the emirate.