You need to read what Governor Wike did to commissioner of works

1 Apr 2016

You need to read what Governor Wike did to commissioner of works


– Governor Nyesom Wike has fired the state’s commissioner for works

– The governor recently carried out an inspection tour of ongoing projects in the state

– The governor’s special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, declined to give reason for the sack


Governor Nyesom Wike sacks commissioner for works, Kelvin Wachukwu.

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state has wielded the big stick on one of his commissioners in the state.

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The governor on April 1 suspended the state’s commissioner for works, Mr Kelvin Wachukwu with immediate effect.

This was made known in a statement issued on Friday by the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, a copy obtained by

The statement which informed that the suspension is with  immediate effect did not give any reason for the governor’s decision.

But, it is believed that the works commissioner’s suspension might not not be unconnected with the recent inspection the governor embarked on to ascertain the progress of ongoing projects in the state.

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The  governor  directed that the  special adviser  on special  projects  should  take over the responsibility  of  supervising  projects  in  the  ministry  for the meantime.

This is not the first time that Governor Wike had suspended his appointee and recalled them.

Wike had earlier suspended some caretaker committee chairman, commissioner of finance, Dr Fred Kpakol but later recalled them.

Governor Wike is getting support from his immediate constituency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor recently played host to PDP senators led by Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio.

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Governor Wike who received the PDP senators alongside members of his cabinet and Rivers PDP senatorial aspirants insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must release the outstanding collated results of the rerun polls.


News Source: NAIJ, 9jaTales

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