Members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly on Monday, issued a 24 hour ultimatum to Chairmen of the 21 Local Government Councils in the State to submit statements of accounts and documents on internally generated revenues to the House.
Other documents to be submitted to the Central Committee on Assessment of Projects include; residual balance since inception to date, documents on the projects executed and any document pertaining the finances of the various Councils.
The failure of the Councils to submit the said documents to the ad-hoc Committees for upward submission to the Central Committee had affected the presentation of the reports on the assessment of the projects before the Assembly on Monday.
The ad-hoc committees had on Thursday and Friday last week visited all the Local Government Areas where they assessed the developmental projects executed by the Chairmen, and directed the affected Chairmen to submit the documents for verification.
The Committees were last week directed by the Speaker of the assembly, Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, to submit their reports to the Central Committee for consideration on Monday this week.
But at Monday plenary session, the Chairman, Committee on Local Government Affairs and member representing Nasarawo Binyeri Constituency, Hon. Umar Nashon Gubi, informed his colleagues that “the reports are not ready yet”.
He however, pleaded with them to exercise some patience as the reports will be ready within the next 24 hours.
He therefore, directed the Council Chairmen to submit the said documents to the Central Committee without delay
Hon. Nashon, commended his colleagues for taking time to tour all the Local Government Areas, assuring that the reports will be ready with dispatch.
Speaking, Hon. Abdullahi Umar Yapak (Verre constituency), submitted that the Committees could not submit their reports without the accompanying documents.
Hon. Yapak, said the Chairmen were directed to submit the documents on or before Friday last week, but to their to their dismay, the Chairmen demurred.
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