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PM approves dismissing Nineveh governor accused of corruption: source

2019/03/15 | 21:05

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)-

Prime

Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi approved a proposal by the fact-finding committee in

Nineveh to dismiss Nofal al-Akoub, the city's governor, a source said,

amid accusations of corruption.Hassan

al-Allaf, incumbent deputy governor, is the most likely to succeed Akoub,

according to the source.He

added that all the members of the fact-finding committee have voted to dismiss

the current governor, except only one member."Through a diligent work of the

fact-finding committee in Nineveh province, very serious files have been

revealed regarding unprecedented financial violations of al-Akoub,” panel head

Osama al-Nujaifi said earlier in March.The MP called for "swift measures, including the suspension

of the governor's work to prevent any influence on integrity committees and judicial

authorities that investigate him." He also called for taking legal

measures to bar the governor from travelling abroad.According to Transparency International,

Iraq ranks among the world's worst countries in terms of government

corruption. 







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