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Wike dissolves cabinet, fires chief of staff

The Rivers State Executive Council has been dissolved by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Mr Kelvin Ebiri, the special assistant to the governor on media, announced the dissolution of the cabinet in a statement on Tuesday, saying it was effective immediately.

He also stated that the Governor’s Chief of Staff and his Senior Special Assistant (Protocol) have been relieved of their duties.

In the statement, Governor Wike thanked the members of the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the state’s development and wished them the best in their future endeavours.

He directed that all former cabinet members hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.

Read the full statement below:

GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved the State Executive Council with effect from Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

The Chief of Staff to the governor and Senior Special Assistant (Protocol), have also been relieved of their office.

“His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, commends the members the Rivers State Executive Council for their service and contribution to the development of the State. He has also wished them the best in all their future endeavours.”

Governor Wike has therefore instructed all the former members of the State Executive Council to hand over to the most senior officers in their respective ministries.

Kelvin Ebiri

Special Assistant Media to the Rivers State Governor

May 24, 2022.

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