The Abia State House of Assembly on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the withdrawal of accreditations of two tertiary institutions in the state, the Abia Polytechnic Aba and the ABSU College of Medicine by relevant government agencies.
At plenary, the Assembly mandated its committee on health to turn in its report the College of Medicine, Abia State University, Uturu, (ABSU).
The Speaker, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji who presided over the plenary urged the committee to turn in the report at the next legislative sitting.
Regarding the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, the Speaker said the House will be visiting the institution soon to conduct an on the spot assessment of the situation.
The Speaker then announced that an Ad Hoc Committee will be set up to thoroughly scrutinise how funds released to the institution by the government were expended with a view to helping in finding solutions to the crisis that led to the loss of its accreditation
Members of the ad hoc comittee are as follows:
Hon Emeka Okoroafor – Chairman
Rt Hon Ifeanyi Francis Uchendu – Member
Hon Paul Taribo – Member
Hon Mike Ukoha – Member
Hon Godwin Adiele – Member
Hon A.C Thomas Nkoro – Member
Hon Nnamdi Allen Nwachukwu – Member
The Clerk is to appoint a Secretary for the Committee and they are to turn in their report in the next two weeks.
The Speaker said all recommendations from the Committee will be forwarded to the Executive for appropriate action.