Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State yesterday explained why he sacked his Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiks Tamuno.
According to Wike, the commissioner ordered Julius Berger which was handling various construction projects in the state to stop work without his knowledge.
The governor spoke shortly after signing the contract for the Trans-Kalabari and Saakpenwa-Bori-Kono road projects at the Government House in Port Harcourt the Rivers capital.
“I don’t know how a commissioner can write to a company to stop work without my approval. And Julius Berger for that matter, to stop construction in the entire state,” Wike was quoted to have said by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri.
“I have never heard of such thing before; I didn’t know that commissioners have so much power like that.
“I am saying it because some of you don’t even know the limits of your power. These are contractors working for the state government.
“He never interfaced with the Ministry of Works. We have paid Julius Berger and you ask them to stop work, so that they will come and ask for variation later?”
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