The Rivers State House of Assembly has announced its plans to re-screen and reconfirm nine former Commissioners who recently resigned from the state executive council.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the decision was made known in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House, Emeka Amadi, on Monday in Port Harcourt.
The commissioners set to be reconfirmed include Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor SAN, who served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Des George-Kelly, the Commissioner for Works, Emeka Woke, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mrs Inime Aguma, the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, and Isaac Kamalu, the Commissioner for Finance.
The other commissioners who resigned and will undergo reconfirmation are Prof. Chinedu Mmom, the Commissioner for Education, Dr Gift Worlu, the Commissioner for Housing, Dr Jacobson Nbina, the Commissioner for Transport, and Austin Ben-Chioma, the Commissioner for Environment.
According to the statement, the former commissioners are required to submit 40 sets of their Curriculum Vitae, along with photocopies and original copies of their credentials to the State House of Assembly at the Legislative Quarters, which will serve as the venue for the screening.
The resignation of these commissioners came as a result of the political crisis between the Governor of Rivers State, Fubara, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who currently serves as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.