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Breaking: Governor Wike Sacks RSU Vice Chancellor Over Employment Controversy

By Kalada Jumbo

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia of his appointment with immediate effect.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Saturday, August 3, by Dagogo Adonye Hart, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Rivers State.

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.