By Augustine Akhilomen
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has sacked a permanent Secretary, Sunny Okere for disregarding the covid-19 guidelines.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, the governor stated that his action against the Permanent Secretary would serve as a warning to other public officers.
According to him, Okere chased away officials of the Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials.
“Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit such that a serving Permanent Secretary had the temerity to chase away officials of the State Ministry of Health who went to enforce the established guidelines on public burials at Oyigbo,” the statement read in part.