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).