Ogun Assembly summons former directors over ‘financial infractions’

Ogun Assembly summons former directors over ‘financial infractions’
The State Bureau of Lands and Survey's 2015–2019 audit reports allegedly revealed financial violations, prompting the Ogun House of Assembly to summon three former directors general of the bureau on Wednesday.

Following the assembly's earlier examination of the audit report during plenary on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Musefiu Lamidi, Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-corruption, issued the summons.

According to Mr. Lamidi, the bureau's 2015–2019 audit report contains a number of financial violations that need to be addressed.

Those who were called were former directors-general from 2015 to 2019: Biyi Ismail, Wale Osinowo, and Jumoke Akinwunmi.

Also summoned were Sobande Kolawole and Usman Ojelabi who were at various times directors of finance and accounts during the period under review.

The committee chairman also invited a former director of land services, Fatai Adeboyejo.

He directed them to appear before the committee on 15 September.

He warned officials of the bureau against sabotaging the ongoing exercise, saying that they must ensure that all files needed at the next meeting must be provided.

“We are not going to take it lightly if you tell us any file is missing; you career officers will face the music.

“We are interested in some files in the bureau, but we have not been able to receive them. We are not after personal vendetta and are not witch-hunting.

‘Whenever we request for anything, make sure you provide it to us; don’t prevent us from doing our constitutional job,” he said.
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