The Enugu State House of Assembly has set up a seven-man Committee to probe the utilization of Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, during the administration of the former governor of the State, Mr. Sullivan Chime.
It was gathered that the House took the decision following alleged discovery of pilfering of state’s resources within the period.
Members of the seven-man Committee with the member representing Awgu North state Constituency, Ozo Sunday Ude-Okoye include Philip Nnamani, Christian Nwamba, Obinna Okenwa, Nkechi Omeje-Ogbu, Ezenta Ezeani and John Ukuta.
They are to look into the activities of the former Chairman, Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue, Mr. Felix Chime and some of his henchmen during the same period following petitions that flooded the House over alleged shady deals over IGR during Chime’s tenure between 2008 and 2015.
The committee will also investigate the alleged diversion of the state’s IGR by the chairman of the Board Of Internal Revenue, BIR between 2008 and June 2016.
A member representing Enugu South Urban Constituency, Hon. Obinna Okenwa, had in an appeal presented on the floor of the House, said that there were several petitions from members of the public alleging that the former chairman of the BIR, Mr. Felix Chime and other principal officers of the board had continually diverted the state’s IGR between 2008 and June 2016 into their private pockets.
Mr. Okenwa lamented that the alleged diversion had worsened the economic situation of the state and prayed the House to investigate as a matter of urgency, the activities of the Board within the period with a view to recovering the alleged stolen money.
After deliberations by the House, the Speaker, Hon. Uchenna Ubosi asked members to investigate the petitions and report back to the House within 30 days.