As the Abia judicial panel of inquiry on recovery of government Properties, Funds and Related Matters begins sitting on Tuesday, 15th August, 2023 at 10am at Old Government House Umuahia, the panel is calling for petitions and memoranda from the general public.
A statement signed by Engr (Mrs) Justina Oluchi Ebo, Secretary to the Judicial Panel outlined the procedure as follows:
Interested members of the public are requested to submit seven copies of Petitions/Memoranda typed in double-line spacing.
Each Petition must be verified by an affidavit while a memorandum may be notarized or verified by an affidavit.
Each Petition/Memoranda shall contain: The full address, email and telephone number of the petitioner
Names, addresses and phone numbers of a respondent
Date, place, nature and circumstances of the complaint And shall be submitted in an envelope and addressed to:
Secretary to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the
Recovery of Government Properties and Funds And Related Matters, Old Government House
Umuahia, Abia State.
Documents must be submitted on or before twenty-one days from the date of this publication.
The Government of Abia State of Nigeria has instituted a Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Government Properties, Funds and Related Matters.
1. TERMS OF REFERENCE
a. To receive and examine complaints from individuals and corporate entities on the looting and or conversion of Government properties, funds and related matters from May, 2015 to May, 2023 and, where necessary, make recommendations to the Governor for remedial measures or any other measures as appropriate.
b. Examine and ascertain whether Government moveable and immovable assets and funds or part of it have been illegally acquired/occupied/converted to private use from May, 2015 to May, 2023 and identify the persons responsible and further make recommendations for recovery and appropriate sanctions.
c. Ascertain the extent of allocation and revocation of land in Abia State from May 2015 to May, 2023 and determine the propriety of such allocation and revocation.
d. Review the award and execution of contracts from May 2015 to May 2023 and ascertain if they were in conformity with extant laws.
e. To review employments, promotions, appointments, payments in respect of the employments, appointments and termination of the employments and appointments from May 2015 to May 2023 and to ascertain if they were in conformity with extant laws.
f. To investigate any other matter incidental or related to the foregoing Terms of Reference and make recommendations to the Government based on their findings.
Picture: Members of the panel with governor Otti during inaugration last month