In preparation for the end of his first term, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has inaugurated a five member projects verification committee headed by the state Commissioner for Works, Mr Ephraim Inyang-Eyen.
The committee term of reference is to verify all projects executed by the Udom Emmanuel led administration since its inception in May 2015.
The Committee is to compile all the projects executed by the present administration, the cost implications and the work done.
Governor Udom Emmanuel who performed the inauguration at the State exco chambers, Government House Uyo, charged all heads of ministries, departments and Parastatals to partner with the committee and furnish it with accurate information.
The Committee has Mr Ephraim Inyang as chairman, permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mr Effiong Essien, the Permanent Secretary Governor’s office, Dr Nathaniel Adiakpan, State Accountant General Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien and the Secretary Finance and General Purpose Committee, Barrister Mrs Janet Nsemeke Daniel as members.
Governor Emmanuel said that the verification exercise is in accordance with the principles of transparency and due process.
He charged the committee to submit its report on or before the 29th of May, 2019.
Speaking shortly after the inauguration, the Chairman of the Committee Ephraim Inyangeyen said that the task assigned them is enormous, but gave an assurance that with the caliber of members of the committee, they would deliver on schedule.
He expressed appreciation to the Governor for upholding the tenets of accountability in the administration of the state.