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Five Rivers state commissioners have turned in their resignation from the cabinet of Governor Siminalayi Fubara over the lingering crisis rocking the oil rich state.

The Commissioner loyal to the minister of the federal capital territory, Chief Nyesom Wike said their resignation is hinged on the toxic working conditions in their various offices.

The five persons that announced their resignation through a letter to the governor include the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Inime Aguma; Commissioner for Transport Jacobson Nbina; Commissioner for Education, Professor Prince Chinedu Mmom; Commissioner for Housing, Gift Worlu and the Commissioner for Environment, Austen Ben-Chioma.

The five reaignees brings to nine, the number of  Commissioners loyal to Wike who have resigned from Governor Fubara’s government. Some are resigning for a second time since the crisis.

Recall that two Commissioners had earlier resigned after they were redeployed to new ministries. They include Isaac Kamalu who was moved from ministry of Finance to the ministry of Employment Generation & Economic Empowerment and Zacchaeus Adangor who was removed as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Rivers State and made the commissioner of Special Duties (Governor’s Office).

The other two Commissioners resigned after they were given federal appointments by President Bola Tinubu. Those in this category are  Commissioner of Works, Dax George-Kelly who was appointment as the Director-General of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) and Emeka Woke, Commissioner for Special Projects who resigned following his appointment as the CEO of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.


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