Tue. Jul 26th, 2022


Abia Speaker. Chinedum Orji

The State House of Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Chief Chinedum Orji, has passed a resolution inviting the Commissioner for Health, the Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Uturu, and the Medical Director, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, ABSUTH and the Chairman of the Medical Union of ABSUTH to appear before it on Wednesday next week at Noon.

This followed a Matter of Urgent Public Importance brought before the House by the member representing Aba South State Constituency, Mr. Obinna Ichita on the poor state of health facilities in the state and failure of the University Teaching Hospital to pass its accreditation in the last visit of the National Universities Commission.

Announcing the resolution on the floor of the House, the Speaker, Chief Chinedum Orji said the invitation aims at getting the invitees to properly brief the House on the true state of things for the good of all in the state.

The Speaker also announced the constitution of an adhoc committee headed by the immediate past Speaker and member representing Isiala Ngwa South State Constituency, Chief Chikwendu Kalu while other members include Chief Kelechi Onuzurike of Umuahia North, Dr. Mike Ukoha of Arochukwu and Chief Emeka Okoroafor of Isuikwuato State Constituencies.

The committee is to investigate the activities of the Sole administrator of ASOPADEC in the past seven months of the agency and report back to the House within one week.

This came as a result of a resolution of the House to do so following a Matter of Urgent Public Importance by the member representing Isuikwuato State Constituency, Chief Emeka Okoroafor who drew the attention of the House to the fact that the Sole Administrator is not supposed to last beyond three months in office going by its laws.

Chief Okoroafor had prayed the House to direct the Sole Administrator to vacate his office immediately, order investigation into his activities in the past seven months and reconstitute a board immediately for the agency.

Our Assembly Correspondent, Victor Ndukwe reports that the House adjourned plenary to reconvene on Tuesday next week by o’clock in the morning.

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