Austin Tam-George, the Commissioner for Information in Rivers State, has resigned his position, PREMIUM TIMES can report.
His resignation, which was communicated to Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday morning, takes effect immediately.
He said he handed over to the Director of Administration, Ministry of Information.
“I wish to resign my appointment as Commissioner for Information and Communication with effect from today, June 23, 2017,” Mr. Tam-George said in the letter obtained by PREMIUM TIMES. “I have handed over officially to the Director of Administration of the Ministry.”
“Thank for the opportunity to serve the state,” he added.
Mr. Tam-George, a communication expert and former lecturer at Pan African University, was appointed in December 2015 to handle the public relations activities of the Wike administration, which was inaugurated in May 2015.
It was not immediately clear if Mr. Wike accepted the resignation, which came a day after the governor sacked a commissioner.
Bathuel Harrison, the Commissioner for Works, was sacked for yet to be disclosed reasons by the governor.
In February, Mr. Wike sacked the Commissioner for Health, also for reasons yet to be disclosed.