In a continued wave of resignations, two additional commissioners have stepped down from their roles in the cabinet of Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, bringing the total number of resignations to nine.
The most recent departures are Emeka Woke, who held the position of Commissioner for Special Projects, and Austen Ben-Chioma, the Commissioner for Environment.
Woke, a former Chief of Staff to the current FCT Minister and previous governor, Nyesom Wike, also previously served as the Local Government Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area cited family obligations and the desire to provide opportunities for other deserving individuals to serve the state as reasons for his departure.
Meanwhile, Ben-Chioma’s resignation, echoed personal reasons for his decision to step down.
These recent resignations follow the departure of seven other commissioners, including the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zacchaeus Adangor, Commissioner for Works George-Kelly Alabo, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Commissioner Inime Aguma, Commissioner of Finance Isaac Kamalu, Commissioner of Transportation Dr Jacobson B. Nbina, State Commissioner for Education Prof. Prince Chinedu, and State Commissioner for Housing Gift Worlu.