Rivers State Governor and Visitor of the Rivers State University, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University , Prof Blessing Chimezie Didia of his appointment with immediate effect.
The Governor made this known in a statement on Saturday, August 3 ,2019 by the Permanent Secretary Rivets State Ministry of Education, Dagogo Adonye Hart.
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.
It would be recalled that Governor Wike issued a query to the Vice Chancellor ,Professor Blessing Didia on Tuesday after a final year student of the institution Prince Tuaka was killed on Monday 29,July,2019 in the campus.
In the query the Governor asked the Vice Chancellor to respond to complains of “money for marks” and the resurfacing of cult activities in the institution.
The Vice Chancellor was given 24 hours to respond to that query.