The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state during the administration of former Fovernor Kayode Fayemi (from 2010 to 2014) has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti.
Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Thursday, the chairman of the commission, Justice Bamidele Oyewole (rtd) said the terms of reference of the commission include ascertaining the actual amount that accrued to the state as statutory allocations from the federation account and all relevant financial transactions of the state during the period under review.
He said the commission also has the mandate to investigate the allegations of fraud, diversion and conversion of funds related to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), stressing that the commission would find out the exact amount received on behalf of the State under the scheme and how it was expended.
Justice Oyewole added that the Commission was in addition, authorized to verify the amount obtained as loan by Government within the period and how the funds were utilized.
Assuring all stakeholders of impartiality and transparency, Oyewole called for memoranda from the general public with respect to the terms of reference of his Commission, emphasizing the need for the support of all concerned towards the success of the assignment.