By Peter Okutu

EBONYI—SPEAKER of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru yesterday accused some Commissioners appointed by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State of incompetence, corruption and non- performance despite the efforts of the present administration towards uplifting the standard of living of the people.

The Speaker stated this during plenary at the floor of the House.

According to the speaker, “it is unfortunate that the set of commissioners we have now under this present government have exhibited high level of incompetence.”

He said: “In the ministries, you the lawmakers are the chairmen. The commissioner is like your secretary and that’s why if you invite them, they will come and explain to you what they are doing because you appropriate the fund they are using.

“You need to checkmate, oversee what they are doing and to make sure they are doing it in a proper way.

“We can’t fold our hands and say government is doing well. I only see the ministry of Works and Power as the only ministries that are doing well.

“Apart from the two ministries mentioned, other ministries and their commissioners are not performing. But the House members are also not performing because they are not doing anything.”

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