Political Turmoil in Rivers as Three More Commissioners Resign  - The Top Society

Political Turmoil in Rivers as Three More Commissioners Resign 


Rivers State is experiencing a political upheaval, with three more commissioners resigning from Governor Sim Fubara’s cabinet on Thursday.

The wave of resignations seems unrelenting, following the departure of the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zacchaeus Adangor, earlier in the day.

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The Commissioner for Works, George-Kelly Alabo, a familiar face from Nyesom Wike’s government, joined the exodus along with the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Inime Aguma, and the Finance Commissioner, Isaac Kamalu. Their decisions were communicated to Governor Fubara through separate resignation letters.

L-R: Finance Commissioner, Isaac Kamalu, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Commissioner Inime Aguma, Commissioner for Works George-Kelly Alabo

In the letter directed to the governor, Alabo conveyed,

“I hereby resign my appointment as the Commissioner for Works, Rivers State, effective immediately. My decision to resign is anchored on my conscience, personal philosophy, and professional ethics. 

“This decision was taken after deep introspection. I appreciate Your Excellency for the opportunity to serve my beloved Rivers State as Commissioner for Works.” 

In her resignation letter, Commissioner Aguma cited “personal” reasons for her departure, expressing good wishes for the current administration.

“I hereby tender my resignation as the Honourable Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Rivers State on this day 14th of December 2023,” she wrote. “I thank Your Excellency for the privilege to serve in the State Executive Council. My decision to resign is personal and based on other pressing commitments. I wish Your Excellency a successful tenure and pray for best wishes in all your endeavours.” 

On the other hand, Finance Commissioner Kamalu did not provide reasons for stepping down.

“I hereby inform you of my immediate resignation as Commissioner of Finance, Rivers State with effect from the date stated above,” he said in his letter. “I thank you for the opportunity granted me to serve our dear State under your administration.” 

Professor Adangor, who resigned earlier in the day, emphasized that his decision was a “purely personal” one.



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