Less than a week after the sack of commissioner for works and the resignation of his information counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday, June 24, 2017 announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council.
Wike, who announced the dissolution, at a news conference in Port Harcourt, did not give reason for his action.
He directed the former commissioners to handover all government property in their possession to the Permanent Secretaries of their respective ministries.
The governor commended them for diligently serving the state and wished them success in their future undertaking.
On Wednesday, Governor Wike sacked Bathuel Harrison, the state’s commissioner of works. In a statement, signed by a media aide to the Rivers governor, Simeon Nwakaudu, the sack of Harrison was with “immediate effect”.
Wike had, a few months ago, also sacked the Commissioner for Health, Theophilus Ndagme for undisclosed reasons.
On Thursday, Austin Tam-George, the information and communications commissioner resigned his appointment with the government.
“I wish to resign my appointment as Commissioner for Information and Communication with effect from today, June 23, 2017,” his brief resignation letter to Governor Nyesom Wike, which was obtained by The Trent on Friday.
“I have handed over officially to the director of administration of the ministry.”
“Thank for the opportunity to serve the state,” he added.