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Delta Assembly committee to scrutinize accounts of Okowa government


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The Delta State House of Assembly has received the report of the Auditor General of the State on accounts of the State Government and directed its Public Accounts Committee to scrutinize the report.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Anthony Elekeokuri, Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday at plenary presented the report that covers three years of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration.

After receiving the report of the Auditor General on the accounts of the state government for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018, Speaker Sheriff Oborevwori referred the report to the public accounts committee for scrutiny and to report back to the house on 10th November 2019.

Oborevwori commended the State Auditor General  for the prompt submission of the report in line with the requirement of the state financial law.

The House also at plenary received the report of the ad hoc Committee to review the Customary Court Law 2019.

The report was presented by its Chairman, Hon Tim Owhefere who is also the Majority Leader of the House.

Hon Owhefere said the ad hoc Committee in carrying out its mandate scrutinized the various sections of the law and also received inputs from the State Customary Court and other relevant stakeholders.

He said a proposed amendment was made on section five, subsection three which tenured the position of a judge instead of a pensionable position.

The report was received for further consideration following a unanimous voice vote.

The first reading of the bill has been slated for Tuesday 15th October 2019.

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The House adjourned plenary to  Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

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