The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has ordered the immediate suspension of one of his special assistants for allegedly issuing fake contract papers.
The Governor’s aide, identified as Emmanuel Nicholas is accused of defrauding many contractors by issuing fake contract papers to them.
The matter has been reported to security agencies and is been investigated.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem on Friday.
“I am directed to announce the immediate suspension of Mr. Emmanuel Nicholas from his duties as a Special Assistant to the Governor. This is as a result of allegations of fraudulent activities leveled against him.
“Mr. Nicholas will remain suspended until investigations are completed by security agencies and he is cleared of the allegations.
“The Akwa Ibom State Government, led by Mr. Udom Emmanuel, will continue to uphold transparency, Intergrity and accountability as its core values,” the statement noted.