Governor Wike fires Rivers state health commissioner

Governor Wike fires Rivers state health commissioner

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has taken a major decision

The governor relieved the state commissioner of health, Dr Theophilus Odagme of his appointment yesterday, February 15

No reason was given for the as decision

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the state commissioner of health, Dr Theophilus Odagme of his appointment.

Governor Wike fires Rivers state health commissioner

Governor Wike fires Rivers state health commissioner

Briefing journalists after the state executive council meeting on Wednesday, February 15 the state information commissioner, Dr Austin Tam-George noted that the governor wished the former commissioner well in his future endeavour.

Tam-George was however silent on why the decision was taken.

The decision is coming two days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left the state after an official visit.

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Similarly, the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, sacked four of his commissioners and a special adviser on the same day.

According to a statement by the special adviser to the governor on media, Mr Tahav Argezua, the governor also announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Ijohor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as the secretary to the Benue state government.

Those affected by the exercise are the commissioner for information and orientation, Chief Odeh Ageh, his colleagues in the ministries of women affairs and social Development, Mwuese Mnyim; water resources and environment, Nick Wende; and arts, culture and tourism, Sekav Iyortyom.

Argezua added that the special adviser on small, medium enterprises and micro financing, Dr. Augustine Idogah, was also sacked.

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Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has given Governor Wike the nick name 'Mr Projects' because of his high profile projects across the state.

Osinbajo who made the declaration at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday, February 13 added that he was impressed by the project sites he visited.

Source: Naija.ng

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