Akwa Ibom Lawmakers investigate alleged fraud in Udom’s government 2019 audit report


The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the 2019 Audit/Accounts report of Akwa Ibom State Government.

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey who made the announcement at Plenary on Tuesday, named the House Leader, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan and Deputy House Leader, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Aniefiok Denis, as Chairman and Secretary of the Committee, respectively.

The Speaker also announced the Chairman, Appropriation and Finance Committee, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh and the Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Hon. (Dr.) Charity Ido, as members of the Ad-hoc Committee.

”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 Speaker noted.

The Speaker directed the committee to conduct an in-depth investigation and report back to the House within one month.

“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”, he said.

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