Abia State House of Assembly has summoned the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and the Secretary of Judiciary Service Commission, Barr I.C. Nwachukwu to appear before it in the Plenary Session of Monday the 9th day of December 2013 by 11am to explain the reasons why the Judiciary Service Commission should not be made to reverse the appointment of Mrs. N.A. Nwoke and the reasons why the provision of the multi-door Court House Law and indeed any other of this State should not be obeyed.
This follows a motion made by the House Committee Chairman on Judiciary; Hon. Prince Ikedi Ezekwesiri in pursuant to the sections 128, 129 and 201 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 1999. Following a petition dated 25th October, 2013 written by a member of Judiciary Sendee Commission which the House through its standing Committee on Judiciary, promptly acted upon by directing the Judiciary Service Commission to stop further action on the matter and which directive was adequately aired on BCA Radio.
Seconding the motion, the Leader, Hon. Barr. Chidiebere NwoKe stated that it has become imperative for Abia House of Assembly to protect its integrity and sanctity from the flagrant abuse by public offices appointed by Abia State Government.
Similarly, the Abia State 2013 Supplementary Appropriation Bill passed through its first and second readings respectively on the floor of the House.
Speaking during the plenary session of Monday 2nd December 2013, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu stated that the sum of Twenty Six billion. Nine hundred and forty nine million, two hundred and sixty nine thousand, four hundred and two (N26, 449,269,402.00) naira only was provided for the services of the State Government in the 2013 Supplementary Budget estimate.
Orji Forster Principal Information Officer.
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