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Akwa Ibom Government As A Beacon Of Transparency

Akwa Ibom government is emerging as Nigeria’s beacon of transparency in financial records

OpenLife Nigeria reports that no individual, corporation, monarchy, government is infallible in the discharge of statutory responsibilities.

This online news magazine learned that in early March 2020, the Oval Office, the seat of power in the United States of America had to fall on its administrative machinery to address an error made by President Donald Trump in his address on the outbreak of coronavirus.
In the address, OpenLife learned that President Trump said

“We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. There will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screenings.”

But a few hours later, OpenLife gathered that the White House discovered errors in the President’s address and quickly took steps to make corrections.

According to information from the White House, acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Ken Cuccinelli, in a tweet on what Trump said: stated that “In reality, the travel restrictions don’t apply to “American citizens or legal permanent residents or their families.”

The above is a classic example of the biggest democracy in the world.
It is therefore of concern to many why certain individuals are making capital out of an error in Akwa Ibom Government’s account records which was promptly corrected.

According to OpenLife Nigeria findings, the Accountant General of the Akwa Ibom government had presented a financial record indicating that the Emmanuel Udom led State government “spent more than the budgeted sum for the repairs of an aircraft.”

However, this online medium gathered that

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“In the heat of the acceptability of the report, it was discovered that what was given out to the public was a wrongly prepared financial record which was retrieved, annulled and represented.”

Yet, despite this professional correction which offers credence to governor Emmanuel Udom’s commitment to transparency and accountability, some disgruntled elements in the opposition are feasting on a development that ordinarily should be applauded.

Above all, the government’s admission of error and resubmitting the corrected version through a press conference on Wednesday, November 18 is highly commendable.

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