By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the State Governor, Alhaji Abdul Fatah Ahmed, to produce the Director-General of IF-K and KP3 Mr Yomi Ogunsola to give account of tax payers’ money, so far expanded on KP3 since its inception before the House on Tuesday next week.
The directive followed the refusal of the House to allow the representatives of the Director-General Mrs Oluwatosin Aremu and Mr Falode Oluwaseyi who are Board Secretary/Analyst and Bureau Manager respectively, to appear before the legislature.
Reading the resolution of the House, the Deputy Speaker, Chief Mathew Okedare who presided over the Wednesday’s sitting ,said the need for the Governor to produce the KP3 Director-General became imperative, to enable Kwarans know how their money were expanded by KP3 in funding projects since its inception.
Most members who spoke after the introduction by the representatives of the KP3 D-G, expressed displeasure over the non appearance of the invited Director-General and urged the House to further invoke its constitutional power to compel the affected officer to appear before the parliament.
While describing accountability and over sight functions as cardinal responsibilities of the Parliament,members said the two officers were not competent to answer questions to be posed to the D-G, pointing out that they were not the appropriate officers summoned to appear before the House.
The law makers who spoke on the refusal of the D-G KP3 to appear before the legislature were members representing Essa/Shawo/Igboidun, Oke-Ogun, Ilorin Central, Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe, Share/Oke-Ode, Ojomu/Balogun, Okuta/Yashikira, Irepodun, Owode/Onire, Edu and Oke-Ero Constituencies, Hons Hassan Oyeleke, Barrister Kamal Fagbemi, Hajia Segilola Abdul Kadir, Hons Ahmed Ibn Mohammed, Jimoh Akanni Abdul Rahman, Saheed Popoola, Adamu Usman, Mathew Babaoye, AbdulRasheed Taiwo Abdullahi, Aliyu Ishiaku Adams and Mrs Victoria Bunmi Afolayan.
It will be recalled that the House had in its Tuesday’s sitting summoned the Director-General, KP3 and Head of Finance to appear before it, to answered audit query raised by the office of the Auditor-General of the state in a Matter of General Public Importance, raised by Barrister Kamal Fagbemi at the floor of the House.
Meanwhile, the House has passed International Aviation College Bill 2017 into law, following the consideration of the report on the bill at the committee of the whole.
The Deputy Speaker then directed the Clerk of the House, Hajia Halimat Jummai Kperogi to prepare a clean copy for the Governor’s assent.