The compulsory retirement of 14 Permanent Secretaries in the Rivers State Civil Service by incumbent governor of the state, Nyesom Wike has been regarded as an act which was conceived and carried out with the intention of punishing the people, relations or spouses of those seen as working for the immediate past governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi.
Making the description, Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said, “Whereas these individuals toiled to keep the civil service of the State, which is the engine room of government, working for the good of the people, Nyesom Wike has decided to punish them for doing their legitimate duties as civil servants. Instead of acknowledging and rewarding them with recognition, the vengeful governor decided to summarily send them away on compulsory retirement just to exact needless pound of flesh.
“The APC similarly notes that Gov. Wike has formally shut down the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency [RSSDA]. Instead of the governor tasking his intellect for once to find an acceptable solution to the matter or doing the very basic thing of paying the seven months salaries owed the RSSDA workers from the numerous bank loans he has collected, he rather chose the primitive option of closing down the agency and had the shameless audacity to formally announce the mean decision yesterday.
“The APC condemns these wicked decisions by Wike and urges those directly affected to remain strong and prayerful as God will ultimately see off the Wike rogue regime. There is no doubt at all that God will complete what he has started by getting the so-called election of Governor Nyesom Wike finally dumped into the abyss of history very soon.”