A special assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Nicholas, was on Friday, 17th July, suspended from duty.
According to a press statement by Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to State Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nicholas’ relief from duty is as a result of alleged fraud.
“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.”
He further stated that, Mr. Emmanuel Nicholas will be suspended until he is cleared from all allegations, adding that Gov. Udom Emmanuel “will continue to uphold transparency, Intergrity and accountability as its core values.”
“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.”