Former Nineveh Governor Athil Nujaifi denied Tuesday that he
had links with the general managers who were sent back to their former positions
by the Nineveh crisis cell.
Nujaifi said that "Nineveh Governor Nofal al-Akoub worked to exclude a lot of administrative competencies in the province and worked on installing personalities affiliated with him and some members of the provincial council."
"The crisis cell in the province has brought these managers back to their positions, and I have nothing to do with them; they are not my subordinates," he added.
"It is natural that the members of the provincial council who have been silent about corruption resent the return of those professional figures who are not associated with any political entity," he said.