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Rivers: No Toxic Working Environment – Fubara’s Govt Replies Resigned Commissioners

On Wednesday, five commissioners resigned from the Rivers State Executive Council, citing toxic working environment.

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Joseph Johnson, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, has insisted that Governor Sim Fubara gives his appointees the liberty to operate, stressing that there is no toxic working environment in the administration.

Johnson was reacting to the spate of resignations that hit Fubara’s cabinet on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, five commissioners resigned from the Rivers State Executive Council, citing toxic working environment.

Before now, two commissioners had quit the government after the governor reshuffled the cabinet.

The resignations followed the ongoing political supremacy battle between Fubara and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.

Reacting to the development in a statement, Johnson said: “It is common. That is the kind of thing you find in a healthy environment. People have the right to be appointed, sacked or they resign. So, it is not anything new. It didn’t start today.

“Those who resigned have made up their minds and you can’t stop them.

“They are just trying to look for the clause to clutch. There was nothing to talk about toxic or no toxic. We all operate in the same atmosphere. The governor allowed us the liberty to operate and we’re enjoying his liberal nature.”