DTHA PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

The lawmaker Hon Anthony Elekeokwuri who represents Ika North East in the House, stated that the exercise is expected to last one week and will be looking into issues that emanated from the Auditor-General’s Audit report.
He noted that each of the various chairmen of the twenty-five local government councils and officers in charge of accounts will appear before the committee to explain queries raised in the Audit report as well as other observed irregularities.
Flanked by the Deputy chairman of the committee, Hon Solomon Ighrakpata and other members, the lawmaker noted that the exercise is not a witch-hunt or probe but to further deepen the issue of transparency and accountability in the governance of the State.
Hon Elekeokwuri explained that the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and other relevant financial laws of the State empowers the House committee on Public Accounts to look into the financial books of government ministries, department and agencies.
The lawmaker restated the commitment of the committee to effectively carry out the mandate without fear or favour, saying that public expectations on the member were high.
Look into the financial books of government ministries, department and agencies.
The lawmaker restated the commitment of the committee to effectively carry out the mandate without fear or favour, saying that public expectations on the member were high.
Hon Elekeokwuri disclosed that at the end of the ongoing exercise, the committee will generate its report and tender it at plenary of the House for further legis lative actions.
The Auditor-General, local government, Mr Abel Esievo, said the Delta State House of Assembly was on the right part as the exercise was one of the recommendations of the world bank.
Mr Esievo stated that there was the need to finalize all issues raised on the Audit reports of 2017, 2018 and 2019 of the various local government councils in the state.
The chairman, Association of local Government chairmen, ALGON, Delta state, sir Itiako Ikpokpo, commended the public Account committee for the exercise stressing that the issues of Accountability in any system cannot be over-emphasized.
Other member of the committee are Honourable Emeka Nwaobi, Peter Uviejitobor Felix Anira Charlse Onyiyere and Fred Martins, while Mr Alex Jeo is the committee clerk.



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