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RIVERS: Why I sacked environment commissioner – Wike

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike has broken his silence on why he sacked the Commissioner for Environment, Igbiks Tamuno.

Wike fired Tamuno in a terse statement issued by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, yesterday without disclosing why the decision was taken.

It was speculated that the commissioner was sacked for dereliction of duty by farming his responsibility during a press conference he was presiding over to his permanent secretary.

But speaking today on the development, Wike said he sacked Tamuno because the commissioner ordered construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria, to stop work in the state without his approval.

The governor stated this shortly after he signed a contract for the construction of the Trans-Kalabari and Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono road projects today.

The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the sacked commissioner had written to Julius Berger which was handling several state government projects to stop work without his approval.

Wike was quoted as saying, “I don’t know how a commissioner can write to a company to stop work without my approval. And Julius Berger in that matter, to stop construction in the entire state. I have never heard of such thing before. I didn’t know that commissioners have so much power like that. This is a contractor working for the state government. He (Tamuno) never interfaced with the Ministry of Works. We have paid Julius Berger and you ask them to stop work, so that they will come and ask for variation later?”

Speaking further, the governor said the signing of the contracts for the Trans-Kalabari Road project phase one, and the Saakpenwa-Bori -Kono Road project phase two showed the importance his administration places on opening up more rural communities for development.

The statement said those who signed for the Rivers State Government were the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adangor; Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi; and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works, Ebere Emenike.

The General Manager of CCECC, Zou Xiaowei and his Deputy, Gao Qiang, the General Manager of Lubrik Construction Company, Rabih Elramedi and Kennedy Odogbo signed for their respective companies.

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