Financial infractions: Senate indicts AGF, min of finance, min of justice, 44 MDAs

The upper chamber of the Na­tional Assembly on Wednesday indicted the Office of the Ac­countant General of the Federa­tion (AGF), National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Minis­tries of Finance, Justice and 43 other Ministries, Departments and Agencies over financial in­fractions.

The indictment of the MDAs followed reports of 2017 and 2018 of Auditor General of the Fed­eration considered by Senate Committee on Public Accounts, which was upheld at the plenary session.

Addressing journalists short­ly after the presentation of the reports, the Vice Chairman of the Committee, Senator Hassan Hadejia, disclosed that the com­mittee has been able to submit four reports to the Senate, a de­velopment that has never hap­pened since 1999.

According to him, the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 reports of Au­ditor General have been submit­ted and considered by the Senate.

He assured that the commit­tee will submit bill seeking strict implementation of the National Assembly recommendation, an­nual federal audit reports and for related matters, 2023( SB.117) by next week, which will enable the country to fight corruption.

Other MDAs that were indict­ed by the 2017 and 2018 reports are Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Fed­eral Ministry of Environment, National Library, Financial Reporting Council, Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Mortgage Bank, Energy Com­mission, Nigerian Copyright Commission, Maritime Acad­emy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State.

Also indicted are Ministry of Justice, Federal Civil Service Commission, Public Complaint Commission, University of Uyo, University of Abuja, Federal University, Oye, Ekiti; National Examination Council (NECO).


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