Nineveh MP Faris al-Brifcani said that the fact-finding committee of Nineveh has become
fully convinced of the existence of large corruption gangs, adding that the
local government has legitimized the mechanisms of corruption for them.
The local government used to smuggle iron, sugar, oil and other important resources of the province.
The Iraqi parliament on Sunday voted to sack the governor of Nineveh after the ferry sinking in the provincial capital Mosul that killed 96 people, the official television reported.
The parliament voted through the sacking of governor of Nineveh Nawfal al-Akoub, and his two deputies Abdul Qadir Sinjari and Hassan al-Allaf, at the proposal of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi.
The parliament also passed a resolution to continue investigations of the tragic ferry sinking and to hold those responsible accountable.