Akwa Ibom Governor-elect Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel has charged the state transition committee to ascertain the debts owed by the outgoing government as well as the revenue position of the state with a view to proffering recommendations on the way to improve it.
Emmanuel gave the charge while inaugurating the 21-member transition committee in Uyo and also asked them to determine the assets and financial position of the government, revenue profile and collate the nominal role of each government’s Ministry, Department and Parastatal.
“Gather information on the existing structure of the outgoing government and recommend appropriate reforms for overall improvement and better efficiency of government, ascertain the financial position of the outgoing government, assets and liabilities, revenue base and recommend improvements thereof and as well take inventory of vulnerable and invulnerable physical assets of government.”
“Collect and collate information on the nominal role of each government personnel, each member of commission and important committee, ascertain the ongoing projects and programmes of the outgoing government to the extent of implementation and funding.’’
The Governor-elect who charged the committee to ensure a hitch free transition to the next administration expressed confidence that the members who were chosen from the academia, political and business class would provide a peaceful transition for the state.
He promised to run a people-oriented government where the common man on the streets will feel the gains of governance.
The committee which has two weeks to conclude its tasks has a former Head of service of the state Mr. Sunny Akpadiaha as the chairman and the state commissioner for Special Duties Barr Emmanuel Enoidem as Secretary.
Akpadiaha in his acceptance speech, pledged loyalty to the current administration, promising to justify the confidence reposed in them saying, “We see this as an opportunity to offer our services and we wish to assure you that we will deliver in two weeks with the cooperation of all government agencies and departments.”