Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, on Thursday, September 1, 2016, dissolved caretaker committees of 17, out of the 23 local government areas of the state.
The dissolution of the caretaker committees came barely 24 hours after the governor suspended four commissioners, the head of service and the special adviser on Lands, Leadership reports.
Others are Obio/Akpor, Ogu/Bolo, Okrika, Ogba/Egbema /Ndoni, Omuma, Oyigbo, Port Harcourt City and Tai.
Wike, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, noted that the dissolution of the caretaker committees takes immediate effect.
The statement informed that all the caretaker committee chairmen are to hand over to the most senior officials in their respective councils.