Chinedu Mmom, Commissioner of Education in Rivers State, has resigned from his position.

Mmom, a loyalist of Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), said his current workspace has become “toxic”.

In a letter dated May 15 and addressed to Siminalayi Fubara, governor of the state, the commissioner said there is “loss of trust and animosity” in the cabinet which he considers unhealthy.

“It is a truism that a calm, safe and friendly environment would stimulate efficient service delivery and enhanced productivity,” the statement reads.

“It is however unfortunate to note that my current workspace has become toxic and no longer guarantees a favourable environment to enable me realise my set targets for the education sector in the state.

“There is loss of trust, animosity and sharp division among colleagues in the same cabinet which is unhealthy and very unfortunate.”

Mmom is the third reappointed commissioner to resign from Fubara’s cabinet in recent weeks after Zacchaeus Adangor and Isaac Kamalu.