Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday announced the dissolution of the Caretaker Committees of 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant on Electronic Media to the governor, disclosed this in a statement in Port Harcourt.
Nwakaudu said that the dissolution was with immediate effect but was silent on the remaining Caretaker Committees of six Local Government Areas.
He identified the affected Local Government Areas as Abua/Odual, Akuku-Toru, Ahoada East, Andoni, Bonny, Eleme, Emohua, Etche and Ikwerre.
Others are Obio/Akpor, Ogu/Bolo, Okrika, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Omuma,Oyigbo, Port Harcourt City and Tai.
He further directed the affected chairmen to hand over to the most senior officials in their councils.