Drama in Rivers: Another batch of pro-Wike Commissioners quit Fubara’s cabinet

Drama in Rivers: Another batch of pro-Wike Commissioners quit Fubara’s cabinet

Governor Fubara, left, and Wike

There seems no let up yet in the feud between the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike and Rivers governor, Siminalayi Fubara, as five more commissioners loyal to Wike have resigned from the governor’s cabinet.

Those who resigned are Chinedu Mmom (Ministry of Education), Gift Worlu ( Ministry of Housing), Jacobson Nbina ( Ministry of Transport), Inime Aguma, Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation and Austin Ben-Chioma, the Commissioner for Environment. They all cited workplace hostility as reason for their resignation.

While the first four commissioners claimed “there is no room for progressional development in the work place”, Austin Ben-Chioma said it was “due to the political crisis befalling our dear Rivers State and other personal reasons”.

Mmom and Worlu blamed their quitting cabinet on a toxic working environment, Nbina cited “unresolved political crisis” in the state.”

Political Economist NG reports that the five commissioners were among those who resigned from the Fubara’s cabinet last December but were readmitted into the cabinet following President Bola Tinubu’s intervention.

Recall that earlier this month, three commissioners, Zacchaeus Adangor, Emeka Woke and Alabo George-Kelly also resigned from the Ministries of Justice, Special Projects and Works respectively.

Political pundits premised the latest rash of resignations on Governor Fubara attempt to probe the administration of Wike, a government Fubara and the horde of quitting commissioners were active actors in.