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A’Ibom A.G gets two weeks ultimatum to submit audited accounts

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AKWA Ibom House of Assembly has given the state auditor-general two weeks to submit the audited report of the state government for 2017 financial year before the state legislature.

The resolution of the house was passed  during plenary following a matter of urgent public Importance raised by the member for Abak State Constituency and chairman, House committee on public accounts, Elder Friday Iwok.

He drew the attention of the speaker to the non-submission of the audited accounts of the state government for the year 2017, by the auditor-general of the state as required by the law.

Citing Section 125 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) to back  his submission, Iwok informed the House that despite several requests made by his committee to the office of the state auditor general to furnish his committee with the audited report, the auditor-general has failed to submit the report.

Reacting to the matter, members of the house, including Elder Aniekan Uko of Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency and his Nsit Atai counterpart, Elder Mark Esset, frowned at the attitude of the auditor-general and asked the legislature to take punitive measures against him for action.

The Speaker, Mr Onofiok Luke, in announcing the resolution, commended Elder Ibok for the steps taken to draw the attention of the state auditor-general to his responsibilities, directed him to do the needful by handing the audited report to the legislature as requested.

The speaker, then gave the auditor-general two weeks to submit the audited report to the state Assembly.

Meanwhile, the House has proceeded on a short break to resume on October 11, 2018.

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