Nigeria News
Enugu Assembly begins scrutiny of state govt’s accounts

Members of Enugu State House of Assembly have begun the scrutiny of the accounts of the Government of Enugu State for the year ended 31st December 2013 together with the financial statements of the Auditor-General.

The Auditor-General had earlier presented the government financial report to the House.

At its sitting last Thursday, the House committed the Auditor-General’s presentation to its Committee on Public Accounts for properly scrutiny.

Following the presentation of the report Leader of the House, Mr. Sunday Udeh-Okoye, moved a motion that the report be formally received, which was later committed it to its Public Accounts Committee.

The Committee was given a three-week deadline to work on it and report back to the general House for further action.

Also, a Bill for a law to establish the Enugu State Special Needs Agency, has passed through the Second Reading.

The Bill sponsored by a female member of the 24-member Assembly, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, representing Ezeagu constituency, when passed into law, will make it compulsory for public buildings to have provision for lifts (where necessary), supporting hand rails and ramps to make them accessible to persons with special needs including  those on wheel-chairs and the visually impaired.

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