Rivers: Another commissioner throws in the towel after rejecting redeployment by Fubara

Rivers: Another commissioner throws in the towel after rejecting redeployment by Fubara

The Rivers State Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu, has resigned from Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet. This is coming even as he faulted

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The Rivers State Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu, has resigned from Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet.

This is coming even as he faulted Fubara’s claims of N27 billion monthly Internally Generate Revenue rise.

Earlier, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor, had also rejected his redeployment following the cabinet reshuffle by Fubara amidst the ongoing crisis in the state.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Tammy Danagogo, the Attorney-General also resigned his membership of the State Executive Council.

Kamalu’s resignation came on the heels of his redeployment to the Ministry of Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment by the governor.

He was redeployed on Tuesday, April 23, as he is a loyalist of Fubara’s predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Kamalu served as Finance Commissioner during the latter’s reign as governor, a position he retained in Fubara’s cabinet.

His resignation was contained in a letter dated Wednesday, April 24, and addressed to Fubara through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo.

The letter titled ‘Re: Notice Of Resignation As Commissioner And Member Of The Rivers State Executive Council’, said it was difficult to offer good governance in an atmosphere of doubt and bitterness.

While noting that he had given his best to the state from the previous administration where he served as the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning and later Finance helmsman, a position which he also retained under Fubara, he expressed dismay at the turn of events in the state.

The statement partly reads, “In the course of official engagements I have reiterated the need for this peace and the fact we all are willing and determined to work for this.

“It is very difficult to deliver good governance where there is acrimony and discord. It is not the point of service that is important, but the climate.

“Our present circumstance makes service delivery extremely challenging. I still hold the belief that it is never too late for peace.

“In view of the above, I find it difficult to accept the redeployment. I do not accept it. I reject it and convey to you my immediate resignation as Commissioner and Member of the Rivers State Executive Council with effect from the date of this letter.

“While praying that the Good Lord grants us peace, I thank you for the opportunity and assure you the assurances of my esteemed regards.”