Following allegations of fraud against him, The Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State on Friday, suspended one of his Special Assistants, Emmanuel Nicholas.
Emmanuel said the suspension takes immediate effect.
According to a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, Nicholas was suspended following allegations of fraudulent activities leveled against him.
The statement did not however, mention the nature of the fraud in which Nicholas was involved.
Ekwuwem said the governor’s aide would remain suspended until “investigations are completed by security agencies and he is cleared of the allegations.”
The SSG said “The Akwa Ibom State Government, led by Mr. Udom Emmanuel, will continue to uphold transparency, Integrity and accountability as its core values.”