Wike recalls suspended Commissioner, Accountant-General
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has lifted the suspension of the state Finance Commissioner, Dr Fred Kpakol and Accountant-General, Sir Abere Dagogo.
The governor who spoke at a special Valentine Couples Night for Rivers State public servants and political leaders organised by his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said the suspension was lifted in deference to the interventions by different political leaders and as a show of love during the Valentine.
The Governor charged political appointees to differentiate between friendship and governance in the discharge of their respective functions, saying, 'Governance is a serious business. It is not friendship. When it comes to governance, I won't know friendship. I will lift the suspension on the finance commissioner and the accountant general, but they must henceforth take their functions seriously. Next time, I will not take into consideration the pleas of political stakeholders.'
Both the finance commissioner and the accountant general were suspended last week for reasons the governor did not disclose.