N287bn: Buhari should investigate Wike, says APC


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State
The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to investigate Governor Nyesom Wike over mismanagement of over N287 billion during his time as Supervising Minister of Education.
In a statement issued by Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davis Ibiamu Ikanya, in Port Harcourt, appealed to Buhari to pay attention to “one of the major pipes of corruption of the past administration, namely, Ministry of Education under the watch of Nyesom Wike as the Supervising Minister.”
It called for the Wike years at the Education Ministry to be thoroughly investigated in the following areas:
The N20 billion voted for the purchase of books for Federal Government institutions which was not duly executed as no book was purchased or distributed.
The Almajiri school scheme, the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
The N87 billion approved for the Ministry but not utilised.
The whereabouts of the 15 UBEC Toyota Hilux buses that Chief Wike commandeered for his gubernatorial election campaign, which he has refused to return to the Federal Ministry of Education thereby hampering official activities in the Commission.
The over N180 Billion UBEC funds allegedly looted by Chief Wike and Dame Patience Jonathan through fraudulent contracts for the supply of textbooks to higher institutions. (The textbooks were never supplied.)
The recent fire that razed down only the Basic Education Section of the Ministry of Education building in Abuja containing relevant indicting documents about Wike’s activities while he held sway as the Supervising Minister of Education.
“We should unravel why the fire incident took place and why only this section should be burnt. Was it for the sole purpose of covering up the illegal transactions of the immediate past Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike? The burnt documents included the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper