Fresh Resignations As Three Commissioners Leave Fubara’s Cabinet

RIVERS – Fresh resignations have hit the Rivers State Executive Council following the decisions of three loyalists of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to leave the administration of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.YGG

The commissioners of Housing, Dr. Gift Worlu; Environment, Austin Ben Chioma and Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmom, resigned from their appointments on Wednesday, May 15.

Although each provided different reasons, the development followed the unresolved crisis between the governor and his benefactor, Wike.

In the resignation letter dated May 15, 2024, Professor Mmom referenced a “toxic” working environment as his reason for resignation, stating that such an environment would make it impossible to achieve “my set targets for the Education sector in the State.”

He, however, thanked Governor Siminalayi Fubara for the opportunity to serve in his administration and wished him well.

The letter read: “It is a truism that a calm, safe and friendly environment would stimulate efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity.

“It is however unfortunate to note that my current work space has become toxic and no longer guarantees a favourable environment to enable me realize my set targets for the Education sector in the State.

“There is loss of trust, animosity and sharp division among colleagues in the same cabinet which is unhealthy and very unfortunate.

“I want to thank Your Excellency for the opportunity to serve in your cabinet and wish your administration well.

“Kindly accept the assurances of my esteemed regards.”

Professor Mmom was among the Commissioners that resigned from the Fubara cabinet last year during the heat of the political crisis in the state, before the intervention of President Bola Tinubu.

He returned to the Fubara administration as Commissioner for Education, but has publicly shown that his loyalty lies with the former Governor, now Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.

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