Rivers State Commission of Inquiry on the Sale of Valued Assets set up by Governor Nyesom Wike, yesterday, submitted its report, claiming that N53 billion belonging to the state was allegedly diverted by the previous administration.
Head of the commission of inquiry, Justice George Omereji, while submitting the report, said the commission received 27 memos and 142 exhibits, while 25 witnesses testified before it.
He called on the state government to act fast on the report, saying: “We hope that the government should act fast and by the time the government looks into this report and acts fast, it will be able to recover billions that are still stashed where they kept them. That money belongs to Rivers people and I hope that the government should act fast and recover the funds so that we can use it for the people of Rivers State.”
Governor Wike while receiving the report assured that the findings would be implemented and that it would not be like other reports of commissions that were not acted upon by previous administrations.
He said: “This will not be like other report. We will make sure that we swing into action immediately to see that the recommendations made by the commission are implemented. We will not be intimidated by anybody or group of persons. Many things have been done to discredit the commission. But for me, it is when your hands are not clean that you begin to use the media to discredit people’s work.”