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Lagos Assembly probes state joint account Committee

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Gbenga Akanmu
Lagos State House of Assembly has set up an  ad-hoc committee to probe the activities of the State Joint Account Committee which manages the state’s share from the Federation Account.

Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who disclosed this said it was based on a complaint made by Chairman, House Committee on Local Government Public Account, Mr. Mudasiru Obasa.

Obasa said his committee observed some irregularities in the affairs of the Joint Account Committee. Specifically, he said the executive had been making deductions, which he termed illegal, from the account.

The committee set up by the Assembly to investigate the activities of the Joint Account Committee has requested two more weeks to submit its report.

The committee, which was supposed to submit its report yesterday, could only present an interim report on one of its assignments, which the House refused to accept.

In his address, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu, said the committee needed more time to be able to “present a comprehensive report to the House. This is because the committee has to question government officials it invited.

“Those invited are the Commissioner for Finance, Commissioner and Permanent Secretary for Local Government and Chieftaincy Titles, members of the joint account committee and representatives of local governments.”


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