Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed why he sacked his Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiks Tamuno.
It Was reported that the Governor sacked the State Commissioner for Atmosphere, Igbiks Tamuno.
Wike in a statement by Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, directed the sacked Commissioner to submit all Government Documents and Property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment.
However, the Governor while explaining the reason behind his decision in a statement on Wednesday, stated Tamuno wrote to a construction company, Julius Berger, to stop work within the state without his approval.
The Governor additionally disclosed that the sacked commissioner by no means notified the Ministry of Works before writing the letter.
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“I don’t know how a commissioner can write to an organization to stop work without my approval. He wrote to Julius Berger to stop construction in all the State.
“I didn’t know that commissioners have so much power like that and it’s obvious some of the people don’t know the limits of their power.
“These are contractors working for the state government and he never notified the Ministry of Works.
“Additionally, we have paid Julius Berger, so ordering them to stop work is automatically giving them the room to come and ask for variation later,” he stated.