The President of CONE, Mr Kanule Nwiya who is popularly known as Bishop of Comedy pointed out several reasons why the honorable commissioner & Permanent Secretary for Culture and Tourism Ministry should be sacked.
While talking to newsmen in Port-Harcourt, Mr Kanule Nwiya said the Rivers State commissioner for Culture and Tourism is not professional and her un-professionalism led to the reasons why the recently held AMMA Award was a failure in Port-Harcourt.
The President of CONE also added by saying that the commissioner was the reason why the Rivers Carnival was cancelled, the rivers carnival which was the only way River indigenes showcase their culture to the world was cancelled because her administration can’t advice the Governor on the importance of the Carnival.
According to the President of CONE, the major reason why the honorable commissioner should be sacked is the recent announcement by the ministry saying all entertainment and hospitality event organizers must approach the ministry & the ministry must approve their event before you publicize it.
The Honourable Commissioner of Culture & Tourism, Mrs Tonye Briggs-Onyide has been suspended some months back the Governor of Rivers State, Gov Nyesom Wike.
Below is the letter from the ministry putting a ban on events in the State;