Gov Wike removes perm sec, alleges misuse of funds


Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who has always warned government appointees not to regard their appointments as money making machine has booted out a permanent secretary. He said it about misuse of funds.


Gov Wike has relieved the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Mr Samuel Eguma, of his appointment with immediate effect.

Governor Wike said the action is to serve as deterrence to other government officials who spend funds without approval.

The statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, did not mention who takes over, but the tradition is for the most senior director in the ministry to take over.