Wike Sacks His Top Commissioner, Gives Reason for Drastic Action
- Prominent PDP governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced the sack of one of his commissioners, Professor Princewill Chike
- The Rivers state governor announced Chike's sack on Monday, December 13, at the State Executive Council Chambers
- The commissioner for health was sacked for not seeking the state government’s approval to host a conference
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Port Harcourt - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has sacked Professor Princewill Chike, the commissioner for health, Channels TV reports.
The sack was announced on Monday, December 13, at the State Executive Council Chambers during a courtesy visit by officials of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Reason for sack
In another report by Sahara Reporters, the commissioner was relieved of his duties for not seeking the state government’s approval to host the preliminary session of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in Port Harcourt.
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According to the governor, the decision of the commissioner to host the conference without the consent of Rivers government was most embarrassing.
It was also gathered that Wike was enraged the sacked commissioner solely approved the hosting of the conference without due process.
He went on to note that he only knew about the conference through a text message from the commissioner while on a trip.
Wike offers N50m, automatic employment to physically-challenged PhD graduate
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that James E. Daniel was offered N50million and automatic teaching employment at Rivers State University (RSU) by Governor Wike.
Daniel, a student living with disability was honoured after bagging a doctorate degree in Philosophy.
Wike made the annoucement during the 33rd convocation of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt on Saturday, December 4.
2023: PDP group calls on Governor Nyesom Wike to run for president
Meanwhile, a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), PDP Renaissance Movement, has called on Rivers state governor to run for president in 2023.
The group, made up of serving members of the Cross River state House of Assembly and former commissioners who refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Governor Ben Ayade, said that Nigeria needs somebody like Wike with a vision and mission to turn the economy around.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday, November 9 in Calabar, one of the leaders of the group, Gab Odu Oji, said the country needs total revival in all sectors, adding that Wike has character and content that qualifies him to be Nigeria's number one citizen.