Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:32 pm
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked Franklyn Nlerum, Rivers State Director-General of Bureau of Public Procurement coming , four months after Senior Civil Servants made a series of accusations against him.
Nkem Nwadibe, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Project Costing and Due Process .
said Nlerum has been told to handover all government properties in his possession to the Manager of Finance of the Bureau of Public Procurement.
The statement further said the sack of Nlerum,a lawyer, is with immediate effect.
Nlerum was accused by the members of the Rivers State branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCN) of attempting to divert N540 million from the Bureau’s account to a private company called Metropole Development Company.
He denied the allegation as baseless and an attempt to tarnish his image.