Akwa Ibom Assembly
Akwa Ibom Assembly examines 2019 audits, state government accounts

The State House of Assembly of Akwa Ibom said it has formed an Ad-hoc Committee to examine the State Government’s 2019 Audit/Accounts report.

Recall that the 2019 financial report from the office of the Accountant General has generated some controversies in the State due to discrepancies in the figures.

But the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey during Tuesday plenary directed the House Leader, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan and the Deputy House Leader, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Aniefiok Denis, to be the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee, respectively while Chairman, Appropriation and Finance Committee, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh and the Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Hon. (Dr.) Charity Ido, would be members of the Ad-hoc Committee.

The speaker told the committee to conduct a detailed investigation into the financial report and report back to the house within one month.

According to him, “the Committee is mandated to summon, where necessary, all relevant parties, agencies and persons, connecting and having anything to do with the said report.

“The committee is expected to conduct an in-depth, thorough, unbiased, dispassionate and conclusive investigation without leaving any stone unturned and report back to the House within one month.”

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