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Benue Assembly probes LG chairmen over alleged financial misappropriation

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The Benue State House of Assembly has set up a three man ad-hoc Committee to carry out an investigation into the income and expenditures of the twenty three Local Government Areas of the State.

The adhoc Committee is headed by the member representing Katsina Ala West Constituency, Mr. Peter Ipusu with Mr. Manger Manger of Tarka and Mr. Cyril Ekong of Oju II Constituency as members.

This is contained in statement by Amb. Akume Raphael, Chief press secretary to the speaker of the state House of Assembly on Tuesday.

Speaker at the plenary, Hon. Aondona Dajoh announced the setting up of the Committee shortly after he read a correspondence from the governor, Fr. Hyacinth Alia dated 14th June and titled,” Forwarding of report of the 23 Local Government Chairmen of Benue from February to April, 2023″.

The letter reads in part “following the receipt of the report of income and expenditures of the Chairmen of the 23 Local Government Councils submitted by themselves on the 14th of June, 2023, I hereby forward the above report to you for investigation and necessary recommendations, pls”.

Hon. Paul Biam, who is the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Benue State signed the letter on behalf of Governor Hyacinth Alia, while the adhoc Committee was directed by the House to investigate and report back to the House within the shortest time possible.

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