Five More Commissioners Resign Amid Rivers State Political Turmoil

A fresh wave of resignations have struck the Rivers State Government under Governor Siminalayi Fubara, as five more commissioners loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, have stepped down.
Those who resigned are Chinedu Mmom from the Ministry of Education, Gift Worlu from the Ministry of Housing, Jacobson Nbina from the Ministry of Transport, Inime Aguma from the Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, and Austin Ben-Chioma from the Ministry of Environment.
Inime Aguma cited a lack of “room for progressional development in the workplace” as her reason for resigning.
Austin Ben-Chioma attributed his resignation to the “political crisis befalling our dear Rivers State and other personal reasons.”
Mmom and Worlu pointed to a toxic working environment, while Nbina mentioned “unresolved political crisis” as his reason for departure.
These five commissioners had previously resigned last December amid the state’s political crisis but were reappointed following President Bola Tinubu’s intervention.
Earlier, three other commissioners—Zacchaeus Adangor (Justice), Emeka Woke (Special Projects), and Alabo George-Kelly (Works)—also resigned.
Governor Fubara recently announced plans to establish a panel of inquiry to investigate the governance of the state during Wike’s administration.
He accused his opponents of deliberately sabotaging his administration, expressing hope for an amicable resolution.
This development marks the latest twist in the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State, deepening the feud between Fubara and the state House of Assembly.
Last week, lawmakers loyal to the governor elected a new speaker, and Fubara issued an executive order relocating the Assembly’s sitting venue to the Government House, citing safety concerns.
The conflict stems from the fallout between Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the Minister of the FCT. Although President Tinubu intervened last year, the crisis appears unresolved.
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