Second Wave Of Resignations Hits Rivers State Cabinet

A second wave of resignations has hit Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s administration as commissioners loyal to Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, have stepped down from their positions for a second time.

In December 2023, nine commissioners resigned at the peak of the political crisis, but Governor Fubara reappointed them after President Bola Tinubu’s intervention.

Following the inability of the parties to peacefully resolve their differences, seven of them have again decided to bow out of the state executive council.

The affected commissioners included Commissioner for Works, George Kelly; Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu; Commissioner for Education, Chinedu Mmom; Commissioner for Special Projects, Emeka Woke and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adango.

Others are Comm. for Transport, Jacobson Mbina and the Commissioner for Social Welfare & Rehabilitation, Inime Aguma.

Two out of the seven former commissioners have already received Federal Government appointments.

Mr. George Kelly recently assumed the role of director-general of the Border Communities Development Agency while Emeka Woke was appointed as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

The exit of Wike’s loyalists is considered to be a welcome development for Governor Fubara, who has gone ahead to swear in Dagogo Iboroma as the new commissioner for Justice.