My actions as Rivers Acountant General were authorized- Fubara

By Innocent Raphael

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, on Tuesday asserted that his actions as the state’s accountant-general were fully authorized.

Fubara made this remark while responding to past allegations of financial misconduct during the inauguration of the Egbeda internal roads in Emohua Local Government Area.

Amid recent tensions, Fubara announced plans to establish a judicial panel of inquiry to scrutinize the management of the state’s resources under his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Fubara, who served as accountant-general under Wike, was declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in May 2022 for an alleged N435 billion fraud.

Addressing these allegations, he emphasized his confidence and transparency.

“I have detailed records of all my activities under the past administration,” Fubara stated. “I acted strictly based on approvals and not personal decisions. Every action taken is documented in my white paper, which I am ready to present at any time. There is no manipulation; all activities were cost-effective and aimed at service delivery.”

He further assured the public of his administration’s commitment to progress and transparency, highlighting the importance of record-keeping in governance.

“As a civil servant, maintaining records is crucial. I am not afraid of any scrutiny because I have all necessary approvals to justify my actions. We are dedicated to making everyone in Rivers State happy,” he affirmed.

Fubara also reflected on the initial months of his administration, revealing that significant decision-making began in February, despite assuming office eight months prior.

He said the decision making delay might be linked to ongoing conflicts with Wike over political control in the state.

“Thank you for supporting us as we showcase our government’s activities over the past four months. We started making substantial decisions in February, and I am proud of the progress we’ve made. Our traditional rulers should not be concerned by rumors; we are here to support you,” Fubara reassured supporters.

WESTERN POST reports that the friction between the two has led to divisions within the House of Assembly and the resignation of several Commissioners loyal to Wike.

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