By Chigozie Chukwuleta.
Anambra state government has set up a committee charged with the responsibility to review payment claims by contractors of the previous administration.
The Commissioner for information, Mr Paul Nwosu disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive meeting held on Tuesday.
He said the decision to set up the committee as taken to ascertain if the contracts were awarded in line with due process, if they were completed or not, among others before payments would be considered.
He said members of the committee include: Finance Commissioner as Chairman of the Committee, Accountant General, Department of Public Procurement, General Manager, Commissioners for Works, Housing and Power, adding that they had till September to complete their work.
According to the commissioner, also at the ANSEC meeting, a revenue committee was constituted, comprising the Chairman of Anambra Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Richard Madiebo, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Obinna Ngonadi, Special Adviser, Medicals and Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Godwin Nnadozie as well as Managing Director, Information Communication Technology Agency, Mr Chukwuemeka Agbata.
The Commissioner said the committee’s responsibility was to disaggregate the various revenue waste management through the demand notices issued in order to determine where greater effort would be channeled.
He said ANSEC in the same meeting resolved that following the last teachers’ Computer Based Test, a total of 6,250 candidates had been shortlisted; 3,250 for Primary School and 3,000 for Secondary School; stressing that the oral interviews had been scheduled to commence on the 27th of July, 2022 and would last for two weeks.
“The interviews which will come in batches will hold at Igwebuike Grammar School Awka; St John of God Secondary School, Awka and ASUBEB, Awka”, Mr Nwosu informed
“Highpoint of the ANSEC meeting he said was presentation of a souvenir from the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Cui Jianchun to Governor Chukwuma Soludo, through the Commissioner for Culture, Entertainment and Tourism, Chief Don Onyenji.
The souvenir serves as a token of friendship in preparation for the envoy’s visit to Anambra state later in October when the plan to set up a Cultural Centre in the state would be concluded.