Enugu State Executive Council has approved appointment of a reputable law firm to engage the Economic Financial Crimes Commission with a view to recovering property forfeited to the Federal Government by a recent court order.
The state Executive Council has approved the appointment of a reputable law firm to engage the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with a view to ensuring that the property forfeited to the Federal Government by a recent order of the Federal Higher Court on 8th July, 2015 are returned to the state government.
The State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, gave the hint in a pres briefing at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House.
The commissioner noted that the property in question belong to the following companies: Renaissance University Teaching Hospital, Ceuna Communication Limited (Cosmo FM), Capital City Automobiles Nigeria Limited and Rainbow-net Limited, adding that the approval was in response to the memorandum presented by the State Commissioner for Justice and the Attorney General, Chief Miletus E. Eze requesting for the approval.
The state’s information director, who was accompanied in the press briefing by his Ministry of Works and Infrastructure counterpart, Engr. Patrick Ikpenwa, as well as the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus E. Eze with the Special Adviser to the governor on Special Duties and Inter-Ministerial Matters, Hon Mrs. Mabel Chinwe Agbo ,said that the council also approved the release of the sum of Two hundred and sixteen million naira only (N216,000,000.00) to Arab Contractors OAO Nigeria Limited for the provision of electricity, water and other ancillary works at the new State Secretariat complex.
He noted that the approval was sequel to a memo from the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Patrick Ikpenwa who sought approval for release of the said fund to enhance effective utilisation of the new Secretariat complex by workers.
In the meeting, the council agreed to sponsor an Executive Bill for the domestication of the Child Rights Act (2003) into law, sequel to a memo presented to it by the State Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Princess Peace Nnaji.
The council further approved the revalidation of the Exco approval, memo (2013) 47, which was earlier approved the development of Oil Truck Parks in Enugu Metropolis, 9th Mile Corner, Obollo- Affor, Four Corners and Ugwuoba to enable government provide a parking space for oil tankers, generate revenue and employment . This was sequel to a memo from the Special Adviser to the governor of the state on Special Duties and Inter-Ministerial Matters, Hon Mrs. Mabel Chinwe Agbo.