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Gov Wike dissolves cabinet, sacks chief of staff

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday dissolved the state executive council.

The governor also announced the sack of his chief of staff, Emeka Woke and Senior Special Assistant on Protocol.

The announcement of the dissolution of the cabinet and dismissal of the COS and aide, which was contained in a special government press release issued by Wike’s Special Assistant on Media, Kekvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt on Tuesday morning, noted that the dissolution of the cabinet was with immediate effect.

No reason was given for the action.

Governor Wike, in the statement, commended the outgoing members of the SEC for their service and contribution to the development of the state and wished them the best in all their future endeavours.

The statement reads:

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“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.”

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