REPORTER: UCHE NDEKE
Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, has appeared before the state House of Assembly in compliance with summons by the lawmakers on Tuesday this week.
The Commissioner was however not probed as expected.
The Speaker, Mr. Uche Okafor, who presided over the plenary, asked the Commissioner to take a bow and return on a date to be decided by the house.
According to the Speaker, there were emerging details that the law makers needed more time to look into before re-inviting her for questioning.
Mr. Okafor said the Chairman House Committee on Basic Education would inform her of a new date.
“Due to some recent findings and a couple of other information emanating from the state, we will not be able to attend to the Honorable Commissioner for Education today.
“We have to do futher enquiries with relation to the information that came to us earlier. So on this note am pleading this honorable house to reschedule our appointment with the Commissioner,” the Speaker said.
In an interview, the member representing Njikoka Constituency One, Dr. Timothy Ifedioramma, frowned at the recruitment process, including the outright sack of over one thousand Teachers, who he said were duly employed by the previous administration in the state.
Dr. Ifedioramma alleged that the exercise was not properly handled, leading to stampede and confusion in most of the examination centers.
Still at the plenary, the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr. Smart Okoye, announced that bilateral defence of the 2022 revised state budget estimate would commend on June 29 at various committee levels.
Mr. Okoye called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to get ready to appear before the committees for the budget bilateral interaction.
Meanwhile, the house adjourned sitting until July 14, 2022 to enable it to have time for the budget deliberations.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU