The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, can not probe his government.
Wike, while shedding more light on his claim stated that before EFCC can investigate Rivers State financial transactions, it has to vacate the Federal High Court judgment, which declared that it cannot investigate its financial transactions.
The Rivers State Governor stated this during the courtesy visit by the Group Managing Director Designate of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu. He said;
“EFCC has no powers to look into our financial transactions. You cannot be giving our financial transactions to the EFCC, because that it is illegal.”
“Unless the EFCC sets aside the judgment, they have no powers to look into our financial transactions. Not that we are afraid, but due process must be followed.”
He stated that if Zenith Bank refuses to obey the order of the court the state government will be forced to file the necessary processes to make sure that the right thing is done.
Governor Wike congratulated the Group Managing Director Designate of the Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu on his appointment.
Wike stated that his appointment was due to his commitment and hard work.
“Since 1999, this relationship has been there and it will be there. Try to ensure that Rivers people grow in the bank,” he said.
Onyeagwu, while congratulating the state governor on his electoral victory said, “every one of us in Zenith Bank is very pleased over the success you have recorded. We also want to use this opportunity to congratulate you on your victory at the last election and wish for a glorious second term”.
He stated that the bank wishes the Governor success in his second term in office and he came to inform him that he will take over the bank on June 1, 2019.
“Zenith Bank and Rivers State have been in partnership for over 20 years. We want to assure you that in this moment and in this time, our expectation is that this partnership will get even bigger and stronger.”
“We want to assure you of our utmost loyalty and support for the ideas and aspirations of your Government. Is our pleasure that Zenith Bank is willing to support the various development initiatives of your Government. At this second half, going by your disposition, going by your perspective that we know, our expectation is that it will even be raised higher. Even as the tempo is raised higher, the support of Zenith Bank will remain consistent,” Onyeagwu said.