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Rivers State Governor, Fubara, to probe Wike’s Administration

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Rivers State Governor, Fubara

The Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has announced the decision to probe the former governor and current FCT Minister, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Fubara’s decision followed the one-year political crisis that ensued when Wike’s loyalists attempted to remove Fubara as governor of Rivers State.

We will set up a panel of inquiry on governance in Rivers State, said Fubara.

Mr Fubara disclosed this on Monday while presiding over the swearing-in of Dagogo Israel Iboroma into his cabinet as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for Rivers State.

The swearing-in occurred following the rigorous screening of Iboroma in replacement of the former state Justice Commissioner, Zacchaeus Adangor, who resigned in April after being redeployed to the Ministry of Special Duties due to a government reshuffle.

He said, “So, my brother, Dagogo Iboroma, you will be the brand new Attorney-General of our dear State. SSG, give him his letter. He is the Attorney-General.

“Why are we bringing you at this very critical time? We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” (voluntary withdrawal) or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.”

However, recall in 2013, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) lodged a petition with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), urging them to investigate Wike over serious allegations of corrupt practices, particularly involving his then-Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufai.

According to the petition, Wike allegedly coerced principals of federal government colleges nationwide to remit 40%, an increment from 15% of their allocated funds.

Meanwhile, Fubara stated during the swearing-in that he thought the political crisis he considered a problem within a family would have been resolved but regretted that no progress had been made.

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