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Wike loyalists resign as Commissioners after redeployment

Wike loyalists resign as Commissioners after redeployment 


Four Commissioner serving in the administration of the governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, have since resigned their appointment into the State Executive Council.

Whereas the Commissioner for Works, George Kelly, and the Commissioner of Power, Henry Ogiri, had resigned, The Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adango, and the Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu resigned yesterday.

Kelly and Ogiri had resigned following their appointment by the federal government, while Kamalu and Adango, resigned following their redeployment out of their Ministries to another.

The state governor had in a circular signed by the Secretary to the state government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, approved that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, be moved to Ministry of Special Duties (Governor’s Office).

The governor also ordered that the Commissioner for Finance, Barr. Isaac Kamalu should be reposted to Ministry of Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment.

The two redeployed commissioners had rejected their transfer to other ministry, noting that the peace sought for in the state was yet to be attained.

The Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Prof. Zacchaeus Adango, who rejected his redeployment from the Ministry of Justice to that of Special Duties (Governor’s Office) noted that his decision was for the sake of his integrity.

Adango, had earlier in the wake of the political war between Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Wike, resigned his position, but later was restored to his position following the intervention of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

It was gathered that after the restoration of Adango, that he has not been in the good books of the governor of the state, following his continuous loyalty for the FCT Minister.

Adango in his resignation he captioned, ‘Cabinet Reshufflement: Notice of Rejection of Deployment and Resignation from the Rivers State, Executive Council, noted that he was not consulted before his deployment.

It read: “My attention has been drawn to your letter dated 23rd April, 2024 and widely circulated on social media whereby I was “deployed to the Ministry of Special Duties (Governor’s Office).

“Further to the referenced letter, I hereby give you notice of my rejection of the said deployment and resignation from the Rivers State Executive Council with effect from 24th day of April, 2024.

“I wish to state for the record, that I am no longer willing to continue to serve in the administration of His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, GSSRS, Governor of Rivers State, in any capacity whatsoever.

“It is important to mention that the Governor of Rivers State had in the past couple of weeks willfully interfered with the performance of my duties as the Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State by directing me not to defend, oppose, or appear in suits instituted against the Honourable Attorney-General and the Government of Rivers State by persons admittedly hired and sponsored by the Government of Rivers State.

“That having served the Government and good people of Rivers State dutifully as member of the Rivers State Executive Council for the past five (5) years, it has become imperative for me to quit the administration in order to preserve my reputation,” he said.


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