GOV NYESOME WIKE FIRED US FOR QUESTIONING USAGE OF N150BILLION NAIRA LOAN AND OTHERS SAYS SACKED COMMISSIONERS.
Some facts have emerged why Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike yesterday called for the dissolution of his cabinet.According to one of the affected commissioners who reached out to some newsmen on condition of anonymity on the whole issue, Wike was said to have been angered after some of his commissioners’ accused him of being too self-centered in the affairs of running the state, especially as it involves financial decisions.A source furthered, “We were like rubber stamp Commissioners just like the members of the Rivers State House of Assembly. We don’t talk in Executive Council meetings. Only the Governor does the talking.
The governor starts the meetings with intimidating talks and ends the meetings with even more intimidating and threat-filled talks.“We had an Executive Council meeting, there and then we told the governor to treat us as people that are also part of the government. One of us stood up to tell Wike boldly that he is the only one making all the money while the commissioners cannot pay their children’s school fees, hospital bills and other bills.”
He went on to ask the Governor to explain to them what he did with the over N150 billion loan he took from banks in addition to statutory allocations from FAAC running into billions. He also asked the Governor to explain to them what he used the recently released Paris Club Refund of about N35 billion for.“At this point, Wike got so livid and went straight to the bold commissioner and said…”I have the power to hire and fire and I will activate it here and now, Simeon, announce their sack immediately, enough of this nonsense’.”