The Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation and Member representing Esit Eket /Ebeno State Constituency in Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Usoro Akpanusoh has commended the Executive Arm of Government for her accountability, transparency and high discipline in prudent management of funds in regards to releases to Ministries, Departments and Agencies within the quarter of the year.
Dr. Akpanusoh gave the commendation during the ongoing quarterly review of 2019 budget by Ministries, Departments and Agencies as organised by Finance and Appropriations Committee.
Interacting with hierarchies of MDAs that appeared before the Committee, the Chairman observed Government’s consistency in releases and funding of projects and services based on the percentage of completion of each projects. “This is very impressive”. Said the Chairman.
Acknowledging education as the wheel propelling the future of a polity, Chairman, Finance and Appropriations Committee eulogised Governor Udom Emmanuel for sponsoring the activities of Science Teachers Association of Nigeria, payment of May/June 2019 West African Examination Council (WAEC) registration fees, payment for May/June NAPTIP fees and payment of first term subvention to schools for the first quarter of the year.
The Finance and Appropriations Committee Chairman holistically commended the governor for living up to the expectations of Akwa Ibom citizens and other sojourners by building a reliable synergy among the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Arms of Government in the State.
He categorically posited that Emmanuel’s led administration is assiduously working to ensure accurate results in every sphere of this administration.
The Chairman, Finance and Appropriations Committee appreciated the State Ministry of Justice, Akwa Ibom State University, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education for accurate interpretation of government programmes, policies and programmes under their purview and charged them on working in partnership with the legislature for a more robust fiscal year.
However, Dr. Akpanusoh has disclosed the readiness of the Committee to embark on an oversight visit to ICT centers built by Gov. Udom Emmanuel across the ten Federal Constituencies of the State, reasoning that these ICT centers would go a long way in driving out computer illiteracy in the State.
Thursday, 16th May, 2019 has been slated for inspection of the ICT project across the three Senatorial Districts of the State, the tracking points shall be Uyo, Abak and Onna Local Government Areas respectively.
Similarly, the first quarter review of 2019 budget continues today with Ministry of Works, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce and Investment, Akwa Ibom State Road and Other Infrastructure Agency, Board of Internal Revenue, etc. Slated to appear before the Finance and Appropriations Committee.