Umahi suspends state’s Auditor-General for poor performance

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed the ’s Auditor-General, Mr Samuel Uduma, to proceed indefinite suspension due to poor performance.

directive is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Saturday.

Ugbala in the statement said that the suspension took effect from July 1, as Mr Emmanuel Arua had been appointed the ’s Acting Auditor-General.

“A four-man committee has been set up to reposition the Auditor-’s office and audit all accounts and manpower of the government.

“This audit covers the and local government areas accounts from 2015 to 2019, 2019 to 2020 and the 2021 mid-term report,” the statement said.

It listed members of the committee to include Mr Emmanuel Arua (Chairman), Mr Joseph Igwe, Mrs Blessing Abia and Mrs Chinyere Chukwu as members.

“All concerned are thereby directed to strictly comply with this directive,” the statement said.