The Rivers State Local Government Service Commission has barred officers from the 23 LG areas in the state from appearing before the Rivers State Assembly.

This was contained in a circular addressed to all heads of local government administration signed by the Director of Information and Communications of the commission, Ebirieneuket, Nteile.

According to the circular, any staff member who “disobeys or violates the instructions will be dismissed from service accordingly”.

The circular reads, “I am directed to inform you and all officers of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State not to honour/appear before the Members of Assembly or any purported invitation by anybody or group of persons in any guise without the permission of the Acting Chairman- Local Government Service Commission”.

DAILY POST reports that the development may not be unconnected with the political crisis ravaging the state.

The political space in Rivers State has been in turmoil following the face-off between the state governor, Sim Fubara and his immediate predecessor, Nyesom Wike.

Recall that the State House of Assembly on April 22, passed the Rivers State Local Government (Amendment) Bill into law by overriding the assent of Fubara.

The House, led by its Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, made the decision at its 159th Legislative sitting held at the Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State chapter on Tuesday directed the assembly members to immediately commence the proceedings for Fubara’s impeachment.

LGSC bars officers from appearing before assembly as Rivers political crisis worsens

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