Why I Suspended Works Commissioner – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why he suspended the Commissioner for Works, Kelvin Wachukwu.

According to Wike, Wachukwu was temporarily relieved of his duty because of his negligence, dereliction to duty, especially his failure to monitor projects effectively.

He gave the explanation while addressing journalists after inspecting some road projects today, Saturday.

Wike said he was at three project sites on Friday only to discover that the Works Commissioner failed to deploy site engineers to monitor the execution of the contracts from the standpoint of the state government.

“This is the time to deliver good governance to the people of Rivers and I will not tolerate negligence of duty. The failure to deploy site engineers to these three project sites means that the government and people of the state can be short-changed via poor quality delivery. The contracts have provision for site engineers and project vehicles. There was no reason why it was not enforced.

“If I am always at project sites supervising the quality and pace of work, there is no reason why the commissioner should not do the same. This goes to other Commissioners. We are in the era of governance and every official must work for the people of the state,” Wike said.

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