The Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, has threatened to ban any journalist who writes negative report on its proceedings.
Ubosi, who gave the warning in Enugu on Thursday, stressed that only what transpired on the floor of the assembly should be reported without addition or subtraction.
He was reacting to media reports that alleged that the lawmakers are seeking to probe the former governor of the state, Sullivan Chime.
“Quote us the way we say things here otherwise we stop you from covering the assembly. We only set up a committee to look into the diversion of funds at the Board of Internal Revenue. We never said that we are probing the former Gov Sullivan Chime. Don’t add your own, just say it the way we say it here in the assembly,” Ubosi said.
The assembly only set up a seven man committee to look into the diversion of funds at the Enugu Board of Internal Revenue.
Ubosi said the assembly last Tuesday set up a seven-man committee to look into the activities of the board with a view to ascertaining the true position of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state between 2008 to June 2016.
The speaker, however, thanked the media for the relationship existing between them and the assembly.
NAN also report that the action of the assembly followed a petition by Obinna Okenwa (PDP-Enugu South Urban), that funds were diverted by Chairman of the board, Felix Chime and other principal officers.
Okenwa said the alleged diversion had further worsened the economic situation of the state. He prayed the House to investigate the matter with a view to recovering the diverted fund.
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