He announced the removal of the commissioner during a media conference called tagged ‘Soot and air quality in Rivers State’
The conference was called by the Ministry of Environment in conjunction with the Stakeholders Democracy Network. It was aimed at giving an update on the deadly pollution occasioned by carbon emissions known as soot.
The capital of the state, Port Harcourt and its environs has been battling with this menace since 2016.
After reading his press statement, Mr Tamuno got a call from Mr Wike.
Minutes after Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, was released announcing Mr Tamuno’s removal.
The statement was silent on the reason for his removal as he was asked to submit all government documents and property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment.
“Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has sacked the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno.
“The governor directed the sacked commissioner to submit all government documents and property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment,” the statement read.
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