Rivers Crisis: Another Rivers Commissioner resigns


Gift Worlu, the Rivers State Commissioner for Housing, has resigned from Governor Sim Fubara’s government.

This was stated in a letter dated Wednesday, May 15, and addressed to the governor via the secretary’s office and the state government.

Worlu is the second commissioner to resign from the state cabinet today, following Rivers Commissioner for Education Professor Prince Chinedu Mmom’s resignation as a member of the State Executive Council.

The letter read: “I write to formally resign my appointment as the Honourable Commissioner of Housing. One of the most difficult decision in my life yet, it is precipitated by the toxic atmosphere that has characterised our working relationship, especially the smouldering arbitrariness of decisions and actions, including the attempt to fuse the executive and legislative arms of government in Rivers state.

“I thank you for the opportunity to serve in your government and wish you the best as you continue to steer the ship of state.

“Kindly accept assurances of my esteemed regards.”