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

A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dagogo Adonye Hart, said also relieved of his appointment was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Magnus Oruwari.

Accordingly, 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 Wike has suspended the ongoing employment exercise at the university. A committee has been set up to investigate the employment exercise and report to the Rivers State Governor in two weeks.