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Gov. Wike recalls suspended commissioner, Accountant-General

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the commissioner for Finance and Accountant- General of the state suspended last week.

This is contained in a statement on Monday in Port Harcourt by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on electronic media.

It said the suspension of Commissioner Fred Kpakol and Accountant-General Abere Dagogo was lifted, following interventions by different political leaders.

The statement quoted Mr. Wike as urging political appointees to differentiate between friendship and governance in the discharge of their functions.

“Governance is a serious business. It is not friendship. When it comes to governance, I won’t know friendship.

“I will lift the suspension on the Finance Commissioner and the Accountant-General, but they must henceforth take their functions seriously.

“Next time, I will not take into consideration the pleas of political stakeholders,” Mr. Wike said.

The statement said the governor advised all political appointees to take their responsibilities seriously to enable government succeed in the delivery of projects contained in his administration’s development blueprint.

The reasons for the suspension of the two officials remained unknown.


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