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Akwa Ibom State Governor Deducted N1.5b From L.G Allocation in the state – APC

The All progressive congress(APC) reported today about an information which was reported by Hon. Etetim who told the APC reporters through an offline communication saying that the Akwa Ibom state Governor called all chairmen, HOS and Directors of Finance to the Government House in a bid to force them to hand over the monies paid to the Councils by the Federal Government to the State Government
” Udom summoned all the local government, HOS, Directors of Finance for a meeting at the Hilltop Mansion, Akwa Ibom State Capital over monies paid to the Councils by the Federal Government.
Hon. Etetim who gave only his first name told our  Reporter via a telephone that the Governor summoned the chairmen, HOS and Directors of Finance to the Government House in a bid to force them to hand over the monies paid to the Councils by the Federal Government to the State Government.
He said they have been in a meeting with the Governor at Government House since Yesterday  and the Governor is not likely to agree to release the funds back to them.
He told our Reporter that, the Governor has asked them not to pay Salaries and carry out any Project until when they are ready to go by His instructions and directives on how the money will be spent.
At the end of the meeting, Udom asked each of Local Government Chairmen, HOS/Directors of Finance to bring N50 million from their Council’s Account, a demand the local government chairmen, HOS/Directors of Finance asked the Governor to produce an approval letter from Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President authorising them to give him N50 million from the Council’s Account.
Another source told the Reporter that they are afraid of going to jail and aren’t ready to be picked up by the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies and Economic Crimes and Financial Commission (EFCC).
However, the Sole Administrators, HOS/Directors of Finance couldn’t maintain the resistance and have since been forced to give N50million each to the State Government”


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