Full List: Fresh Permutation as 5 Commissioners Dump Gov Fubara, Give Reasons

Full List: Fresh Permutation as 5 Commissioners Dump Gov Fubara, Give Reasons

The political crisis rocking Rivers state has taken a new shape. Five commissioners under Governor Siminalayi Fubara's administration tendered their resignation letters on Wednesday, May 15, citing toxic working conditions as the reason for their actions.

The commissioners were reported to be loyalists of Nyesom Wike, the former governor of the state and the present minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The political crisis rocking Rivers state has taken a new dimension as five commissioners loyal to former governor Nyesom Wike, resigned from Governor Siminalayi Fubara's cabinet.
List of commissioners who resigned in Rivers Photo Credit: @SimFubaraKSC, @GovWike
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According to The Punch, the commissioners were among the nine who previously resigned amid political tension in the state before President Bola Tinubu intervened.

The action came barely 24 hours after Fubara attacked his predecessor and estranged political godfather, Wike, alleging that the minister left a burden of debt for his administration.

Their resignations came two weeks after two commissioners, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice, and Hon. Isaac Kamalu, former commissioner for finance, resigned.

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Adangor and Kamalu resigned from Fubara's cabinet after the governor directed their redeployment to the ministry of special duties (governor's office) and ministry of employment generation and empowerment.

Below is the list of the five commissioners:

Professor Chinedu Mmon

The commissioner for education, Mmon, dumped the cabinet of the Rivers state government, citing toxic working conditions.

Mmon's resignation letter, dated May 15, 2024, was addressed to Governor Fubara through the secretary to the state government (SSG). He said the reason for his resignation was because the workspace under the governor had become toxic.

The resignation letter reads in part:

“It is a truism that a calm and friendly environment would stimulate efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity. It is, however, unfortunate to note that my current workspace has become toxic and no longer guarantees a favourable environment to enable me to realize my set targets for the education sector in the state."

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Gift Worlu

The former commissioner for housing in Rivers state also resigned from Governor Fubara's cabinet.

Worlu's resignation was contained in a letter on Wednesday, May 15. He directed the letter to the governor through the office of the secretary to the state government.

Worlu said resigning was one of the toughest decisions he had made in life. He stated that his resignation was due to the toxic working environment in Governor Fubara's administration.

He also cited the governor's attempt to fuse the legislative arm with the executive as another reason for his decision to dump the government.

Jacobson Nbina

The commissioner for transportation also tendered his resignation from Governor Fubara's cabinet on the same day as the others.

Nbina also addressed his resignation letter to the governor through the secretary to the state government, Tammy Danagogo.

Inime Aguma

The former commissioner for social welfare in the oil-rich state was also one of the loyalists to the FCT minister.

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In her resignation letter, she cited the political crisis between the governor and his predecessor as the reason for her action.

Hon. Austin Ben-Chioma

The former Rivers state commissioner for environment was another and fifth member of Governor Fubara's cabinet loyal to FCT minister Wike and tendered his resignation letter.

For the same reason as others, Ben-Chioma's resignation came at the heat of the renewed political crisis in the state.

Fubara vows to deal with Wike

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Fubara has revealed a plan to probe and prosecute his predecessor, Wike's administration in Rivers state.

Fubara disclosed his plan at Dagogo Iboroma's inauguration as the attorney general of Rivers state on Monday, May 13.

The governor's comment came after Wike expressed regret in nominating Fubara as his successor and vowed to correct his mistake at the right time.

Source: Legit.ng

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