- Governor Nyesom Wike has suspended Rivers state's commissioner for works
- The governor recently carried out an inspection tour of ongoing projects in the state
- The governor's special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, declined to give a reason for the suspension
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has suspended one of his commissioners in the state.
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The governor on April 1 suspended the state's commissioner for works, Mr Kelvin Wachukwu, with immediate effect.
This was made known in a statement issued on Friday by the governor's special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, a copy obtained by Legit.ng.
The statement did not give any reason for the governor's decision. However, it is believed that the works commissioner's suspension might be connected with the recent inspection the governor embarked on to ascertain the progress of ongoing projects in the state.
The governor directed that the special adviser on special projects should take responsibility for supervising projects in the ministry for the time being.
This is not the first time that Governor Wike had suspended his appointees and recalled them.
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Wike had earlier suspended some caretaker committee chairmen, and the commissioner of finance, Dr Fred Kpakol, but later recalled them.
Governor Wike is getting support from his immediate constituency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the governor recently played host to PDP senators led by the Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio.
Governor Wike who received the PDP senators alongside members of his cabinet and Rivers PDP senatorial aspirants insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must release the outstanding collated results of the rerun polls in Rivers state.