Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has explained why he sacked the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiks Tamuno.
Speaking at the signing of contracts for the Trans -Kalabari Road project phase one, and the Saakpenwa-Bori -Kono Road project phase two at Government House, on Wednesday, Wike said he sacked the Commissioner because he engaged in acts that amounted to sabotage.
He said the Commissioner wrote to Julius Berger to stop construction work without his approval.
“I don’t know how a commissioner can write to a company to stop work without my approval. And Julius Berger for that matter, to stop construction in the entire State. I have never heard of such thing before. I didn’t know that commissioners have so much power like that.
“I’m saying it because some of you don’t even know the limit of your power. These are contractors working for the state government. He (Tamuno) never interfaced with the Ministry of Works. We have paid Julius Berger and you ask them to stop work, so that they will come and ask for variation later?” he said.