Rivers Governor Sacks Aide, As Youths Destroyed Taskforce Vehicle

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has sacked his Special Assistant (SA), on Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks, Mr. Bright Amaewhule.

His sack came just as the governor dissolved the Taskforce for allegedly killing an unidentified man in an auto crash in Port Harcourt.

In a public announcement by the Commissioner of Information and Communications, Hon. Paulinus Nsirim, said: “His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State has approved the dissolution of the State Taskforce on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks with immediate effect. 

“Consequently, the Special Assistant to the Governor in charge of the Task Force, Mr. Bright Amaewhule has been relieved of his appointment. 

“Members of the Taskforce are hereby directed to return the operational vehicles and Identity Cards of the body to the Office of the Secretary to State Government not later than 4p.m tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

“They will be paid their salaries as they return the vehicles and Identity Cards.

“Government will reconstitute the Taskforce after proper orientation and training.

Meanwhile, some angry youths in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, destroyed a vehicle belonging to the state’s taskforce on illegal street trading.

The taskforce was attacked due to an accident which allegedly claimed the life of a man in the city on Wednesday.

The youths attacked the vehicle with stones but the officials of the task force managed to escape unhurt.


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