‘Why HOS, Others Were Suspended’

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L-R: Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Mr Udom Inoyo, Treasurer of the institute, Mrs Ifeoma Adeniyi, President, Mr Anthony Arabome, Registrar, Mr Sunday Adeyemi, and Chairman of the Committee on Management of the National Unemployment Challenge (MNUC), Dr Musa Rabiu who is a fellow of CIPMN, at the media and stakeholders engagement on the MNUC in Lagos, yesterday

Indications have emerged as to why the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike suspended four commissioners, including his Special Adviser on Lands, Anugbum Onuoha, and Head of Service, Barrister Rufus Godwin, on Wednesday.
The Commissioners suspended are those of Chieftaincy Affairs, John Bazia; Culture and Tourism, Mrs Tonye Briggs-Oniyide; Finance, Dr Fred Kpakol and Sports, Boma Iyaye.
However, this is the second time Commissioner for Finance, Dr Fred Kpakol, is being suspended.
Insider source who spoke to The Tide correspondent but sought anonymity said the action may not be unconnected with Wednesday’s weekly Executive Council meeting which the officials attended late.
The executive meeting was slated to begin at 6.am but it was learnt that the commissioners came behind schedule when the governor was already seated.
The Tide correspondent further gathered that what angered the governor more was that despite a notice of the meeting sent ahead, some of the commissioners still entered the Executive Chamber behind time.
Even those who came early were caught off-guard, while chatting outside when the governor came in.