Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has suspended his aide, Emmanuel Nicholas, over allegations of fraudulent activities levelled against him.
Until Nicholas’ suspension, he served as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Research and Documentation.
His suspension from office is contained in a release dated 17 July, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem.
The release read in full: “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, Integrity and accountability as its core values.”