Rivers House of Assembly has passed a resolution empowering
Governor Nyesom Wike to sack the board of the State Civil Service
Commission accusing them of breaching the rules and illegally
employing workers into the state Service.
The Rivers lawmakers passed the resolution on Tuesday after grilling the
Chairman of the Service Commission, Mr Ngo Martins Yellowe on the
floor of the House based on petitions accusing the Commission of not
passing through due process before employing workers in past three
Yellowe, however, told lawmakers that the Commission under his
leadership obeyed the constitution and laws guiding employment into the
Observers of Rivers politics however see the invitation and quizzing of
Ngo Martins Yellowe by the lawmakers as a prelude to the sacking of
the Commission appointed by the immediate past administration of
Governor Chibuike Amaechi and also the sacking the civil servants
employed three years to date, especially over 13,200 teachers and others
engaged by the immediate past administration of Governor Chibuike
The invitation of key agencies by the lawmakers to answer questions
based on petitions written by some aggrieved members of the public on
the floor of the House has led to many rumors.
The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, Chairman
Prof Augustine Ahiazu was invited to answer questions about how local
government election was conducted. Thereafter a resolution was passed
mandating Governor Wike to sack the Commission.
Wike sacked RSIEC the next day.
Similarly, the Rivers State Judiciary Service Commission suffered same
fate after its members were invited to the floor of the House.
The fears of over 13,200 teachers in the state, over 400 doctors and
nurses employed by the former Governor Amaechi is palpable if they
fall into the category of workers adjudged to have been wrongly
employed into the state civil service.