Reps C’ttee to Summon MDAs Over Financial Impropriety Queries

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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account on Friday expressed readiness to act on the queries raised on financial impropriety by the Auditor-General for the Federation to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) of government.

Representative Wole Oke, the Chairman of the committee, disclosed this in Abuja at its resumed hearing of complaints bothering on accountability by MDAs.

He said the Auditor-General for the Federation had laid his annual report, part one, in respect of the 2018 financial year before the committee.

He added that the annual report came along with a performance audit report on the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on maintenance of federal roads.

He added that the Auditor-General had also laid his performance Audit report on the budgeting process in Nigeria before the committee.

“So we now have these three documents in our kitty and we shall start considerations of the queries on issues raised by inviting the relevant MDAs of government. Including on the spot assessment inspection of the projects where the Auditor-General has cast doubt or aspersions on, so that we can have value for money reports”.

Oke, therefore, called on the clerk to convey the queries on the issues raised to the affected MDAs and schedule days for their appearance.

Oke said the affected MDAs would begin appearance from November 30, to answer to issues raised in the query by the Auditor-General.

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