Rivers State Government has declared three men wanted for allegedly harassing contractors working for the state government.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Kevin Ebiri, the government directed the Chairmen of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Governments as well as security agencies in the state to arrest and hand over the three men to the police for prosecution.
But the statement did not say what the offence of the three men was.
The statement said in part, “Rivers State Government has declared Messrs. Gift Elenwo, Chiboso Glory Ejeku and Tambari Godwin Gbara wanted for alleged criminal activities and harassment of contractors, particularly Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, in the State.”The Mayor of Port Harcourt City, Chairman of Obio-Akpor Local Government Areas, and security agencies have been directed to ensure that the aforementioned wanted persons are apprehended and handed over to the police immediately for prosecution.”
The governor, Nyesom Wike, had in March sacked the Commissioner for Environment, Igbiks Tamuno, for allegedly querying Julius Berger PLC over environmental impact assessment issues.
Wike had said the commissioner did not have the powers to query government contractors without reverting to him. He said such a query could have stalled the project and created room for cost variation.
“I sacked the commissioner. Why? Because I saw sabotage. I don’t know how a commissioner can write to a company to stop construction in the entire state. I have never seen something like that,” the governor said.
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