May 28, 2024


In a surprising turn of events, five commissioners serving in Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet have tendered their resignations, citing a toxic work environment and political crisis in Rivers State. The commissioners, who are loyal to Minister Nyesom Wike, expressed their reasons for stepping down in separate letters addressed to the governor.

Among those who resigned are Prof. Chinedu Mmom (Education), Dr. Gift Worlu (Housing), Austen Ben-Chioma (Environment), Inime Aguma (Social Welfare), and Jacobson Nbina (Transport). Their decisions come on the heels of Governor Fubara’s recent criticisms of his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, and the political turbulence that has engulfed the state.

In their resignation letters, the commissioners lamented the loss of trust, animosity, and sharp division among colleagues in the cabinet, describing the current work environment as toxic and unfavorable for productive service delivery. They expressed gratitude to Governor Fubara for the opportunity to serve but emphasized their inability to continue amidst the prevailing circumstances.

Governor Fubara’s administration has been embroiled in political controversies, with tensions rising between factions loyal to him and those aligned with Minister Nyesom Wike. The resignations of these commissioners further underscore the deepening rift within the state’s political landscape.

Observers speculate that the resignations could exacerbate the already volatile situation in Rivers State, as Governor Fubara grapples with internal dissent and external pressure from political rivals. The departure of key officials from his cabinet raises questions about the stability of his administration and its ability to navigate the challenges facing the state.

As the political drama unfolds, residents of Rivers State are left to ponder the implications of these resignations on governance and the overall wellbeing of the state. The departure of five pro-Wike commissioners is likely to fuel speculation and intensify the power struggle within the ruling party, setting the stage for further political upheaval in the days to come.

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