- Local government authorities in Anambra state are using pencils to record their financial transactions
- The state House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts urged the authorities to use pens instead of pencils in their financial documents
- The committee chairman said it’s a criminal act punishable by law for one to use erasable pencil in posting account figures in public documents
Anambra state local government authorities are using pencils to record their financial transactions.
The development was made public by the state House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday, April 9, as it verified the 2017 financial transactions of the Onitsha South local government authority at the Assembly complex in Awka, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the committee frowned at the situation, as its chairman, Hon Charles Ezeani, urged local government authorities to use pens instead of erasable pencils in their financial documents.
Ezeani said it was a criminal act punishable by law for one to use erasable pencils in posting account figures in public documents. He said the Assembly had passed a resolution making such act a crime.
The committee chided Onitsha South, Aguata and Awka South local government authorities for using pencils in their account records.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Harry Udu, the Anambra state head of service, restated Governor Willie Obiano’s commitment to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage.
Udu also stated that the governor was working towards ensuring that the payments of workers’ salaries occurred on the 25th of every month, even with the introduction of the new minimum wage.
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