The Rivers State governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezewo Wike has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie.
The State’s permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Dagogo Adonye Hart, who made this known in a statement, Saturday, said the varsity’s deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Magnus Oruwari was also relieved of his duties.
Hart also stated that the governor has appointed Prof. Opuenebo Owei, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University.
The permanent secretary who did not give any reason for the sacks said the governor has also suspended ongoing employment exercise at the university and set up committee to investigate the exercise.
Parts of the statement read; “Rivers State Governor and Visitor of the Rivers State University, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University , Prof Blessing Chimezie Didia of his appointment with immediate effect.
“Also relieved of his appointment is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Magnus Oruwari.
“Accordingly, Governor Wike has approved the appointment of Professor Opuenebo B. Owei, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University.
“The Statement added that Governor Wike has suspended the ongoing employment exercise at the university.
“Furthermore, a committee has been set up to investigate the employment exercise and report to the Rivers State Governor in two weeks”.