Reasons Five Rivers State Commissioners Give For Resigning


Reasons Five Rivers State Commissioners Give For Resigning


In the ongoing political rift in Rivers State, five commissioners have resigned from their positions, citing various reasons. Their resignations were communicated through separate letters addressed to the Secretary of State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo.



The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this wave of resignations marks the second mass resignation since Governor Siminalayi Fubara assumed office on May 29, 2023.


The first of such mass resignations led to the peace accord initiated by President Bola Tinubu, which later led to the recall of the commissioners.

The crisis in the state had since defied all interventions, climaxing in the fresh round of resignations.



While the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mrs. Inime Aguma, gave “absence of workplace progression” as a reason for her resignation, her Transportation counterpart, Dr. Jacobson Nbina, cited “prolonged political crises.”.


The Commissioner for Housing, Mr Gift Worlu, accused Fubara of “promoting toxic working relationship and attempting to fuse the legislative and executive arms, thereby breaching the law of separation of powers”.

Also, Mr Austen Ben, Commissioner for Environment, said in his letter that he decided to tender his resignation “because of the political crises in the state”.



As for the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmon, the “absence of trust, animosity, and division amongst colleagues” forced him out of Fubara’s cabinet.


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