How APC Urges President Buhari To Probe Wike

How APC Urges President Buhari To Probe Wike

President Muhammadu Buhari, has been called on by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state to pay attention to the Federal Ministry of Education in his bid to recover some of Nigeria’s looted funds.

How APC Urges President Buhari To Probe Wike
Governor Rivers State, Nyesom Wike

The state's APC chairman, Dr. Davies Ikanya, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday, June 28, urged President Buhari to investigate the years of the former supervisory minister of education and present governor, Nyesom Wike.

Ikanya specifically drew the attention of the president to an allegation that N20 billion was released for the purchase of books for federal government institutions, adding that such books were never provided.

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Ikanya also urged the President to look into other areas like the Almajiri School Scheme, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Trust Fund and the N87 billion approved for the ministry but not utilised.

According to The Punch, he mentioned: “the over N180bn UBEC funds allegedly looted by Chief Wike and Dame Patience Jonathan, through fraudulent contracts for the supply of textbooks to higher institutions but were never supplied."

He also made reference to the recent fire that razed only the Basic Education Section of the Federal Ministry of Education building in Abuja, which contained relevant documents about Wike’s activities while he held office.

The APC has thrown its weight behind Buhari in his bid to investigate and recover the billions of naira allegedly looted by the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

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Meanwhile, the Universal Basic Education Commission in the state has claimed that buses belonging to it were used by the governor for his campaign rallies, but since Wike became governor they are yet to be returned.


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