23 Rivers heads of LGAs barred from Assembly

Heads of 23 Local government Areas in Rivers State have been barred from the State House of Assembly, at the sidelines of Governor Siminalayi Fubara declaration that the House led by the Martin Amaewhule, illegal.

The directive is contained in a circular endorsed by Ebirieneuket Nteile C, Director of Information and Communications for Chairman Local Government Service Commission, dated Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

PM News cited the document as saying that any government official that violates the directive would sacked.

“I am directed to inform you/ all officers of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State, not to honour/appear before the Members of Assembly or any purported invitation by anybody or group of persons in any guise without the permission of the Acting Chairman- Local Government Service Commission.

“Any staff who disobeys or violates this instruction will be dismissed accordingly from service.

“Treat as very important, please,” the circular said.

TheNewspad reports that the feud between Fubara and his predecessor/Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike attained alarming height, following the legitimacy of 27 Assembly members who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Meanwhile, the Association of Local Government Areas of Nigeria (ALGON), River State Chapter, on Wednesday, accused the State Governor of withholding funds meant for the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

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