The Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Didia, has been kicked out of office by the Rivers State government.
A statement posted on Governor Nyesom Wike’s Twitter handle said the decision was with "immediate effect".
Also given the boot was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the institution, Prof. Magnus Oruwari.
The university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Professor Opuenebo Owei, was appointed as the acting vice-chancellor.
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.— Gov N E Wike Information. (@GovWike) August 3, 2019
Governor Wike also suspended the ongoing employment exercise at the institution.
He, thereafter, set up a committee to investigate the exercise and submit its report in two weeks.