- Wike says the ex-cabinet members should hand over to permanent secretaries in their ministries
- The announcement was made on Saturday, June 24 by his aide on new media Nwakaudu
- Two commissioners had left the cabinet before the sacking of the entire executive council
Governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike has dissolved the State Executive Council.
Channels Television reports that the development was made public by the governor’s special assistant on electronic media Simeon Nwakaudu.
According to a statement by Nwakaudu on Saturday, June 24, Wike directed all the sacked commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their respective ministries.
The governor expressed his appreciation to them for their service to Rivers state while they were in office and wished them well in their future endeavours.
The development comes just a day after Wike’s commissioner for information and communications Austin Tam George resigned his appointment.
Just days before that, Governor Wike had sacked his commissioner of works Bathuel Harrison on Thursday, June 22.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state had also dissolved the state executive council, including commissioners and special advisers as well as senior special assistants.
The Secretary to the State Government was also affected.
The permanent secretary, Government House Onyii Wamah announced the dissolution in a statement posted on the government’s website on Friday, June 16 night.
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