Wike: Why I Sacked Health Commissioner


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Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has explained why he sacked the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Chike.

Governor Wike announced the sack of Prof. Chike Monday, when the chairman of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Prof. Abba Wasiri Hassan, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor said the reason for his action was because Chike did not seek the state government’s approval to host the preliminary session of MDCN in Port Harcourt.

He described the decision of the commissioner to host the MDCN without the consent of the Rivers State Government as most embarrassing.

The governor explained that the Rivers State Government never requested to host the MDCN’s preliminary session in Port Harcourt.

He stressed that the commissioner erred by unilaterally hosting the MDCN event at the same time when the state government was commissioning and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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