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Another Rivers Commissioner Resigns From Fubara’s Cabinet

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On Wednesday, the Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Professor Chinedu Mmon, resigned from the cabinet of the state’s governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

News About Nigeria reports that Mmon, who is a loyalist of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, is the third reappointed Commissioner to tender his resignation.

His resignation follows that of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, and former Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu who resigned few weeks ago.

In his letter of resignation, Mmon cited toxicity in governor Fubara’s cabinet as the reason for his resignation.

He noted that his resignation takes effect from today (Wednesday, May 15, 2024).

While appreciating Governor Fubara for the opportunity given to him to serve in his cabinet, the former Commissioner for education called on his supporters to embrace his decision to leave Fubara’s cabinet.

He said, “I write to formally tender my resignation as a member of the Rivers State Executive Council as the Honourable Commissioner for Education with effect from today, May 15, 2024. It is a truism that a calm and friendly environment would stimulate efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity. It is, however, unfortunate to note that my current workspace has become toxic and no longer guarantees a favorable environment to enable me to realize my set targets for the education sector in the state.

“There is a loss of trust, animosity, and sharp division among colleagues in the same cabinet, which is unhealthy and very unfortunate. I want to thank Your Excellency for the opportunity to serve in your cabinet and wish you well in your administration. My decision might not go down well with most of you, but it is best given the prevailing circumstances. Many thanks for your understanding.”

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