­Audit Report: Senate Indicts 37 MDAs For Violating Financial Procedures

­Audit Report: Senate Indicts 37 MDAs For Violating Financial Procedures

 

Senate Committee on Public Accounts, SPAC , yesterday commenced consideration of 2016 Auditor General for the Federation, AuGF report and indicted 37 ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs for violating financial procedure.

 

Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) dropped the hint while presenting the annual report of the AuGF on the accounts of the Federation for the year ended December 31, 2016 for consideration by the Red Chamber.

 

Consideration of the report was, however, deferred till Wednesday to enable senators scrutinize it properly.

 

In the report , 92 MDAs were issued queries, 80 of which submitted written responses and appeared before the committee to defend queries, but did not appear before the committee while four failed to either appear or submit written responses despite several reminders.

 

Out of the 80 MDAs that appeared before the committee, 43 had their queries vacated while the queries of 37 others were sustained and recommendations accordingly presented to the Senate.

 

Those that failed to submit written submission before the panel are Federal Ministry of Health, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, National Orthopedic Hospital, Kano, Nigeria National Merit Award, Abuja.

 

The MDAs that submitted report but failed to appear are the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing (Works Sector), Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, DICON, Nigeria Police Force , Nigerian Press Council, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, Federal Dental Clinic, Broad Street, Lagos, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Federal University of Technology, Minna.uditgy, Minna.udit Report: Senate Indicts 37 MDAs For Violating Financial Procedures*

Senate Committee on Public Accounts, SPAC , yesterday commenced consideration of 2016 Auditor General for the Federation, AuGF report and indicted 37 ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs for violating financial procedure.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) dropped the hint while presenting the annual report of the AuGF on the accounts of the Federation for the year ended December 31, 2016 for consideration by the Red Chamber.

Consideration of the report was, however, deferred till Wednesday to enable senators scrutinize it properly.

In the report , 92 MDAs were issued queries, 80 of which submitted written responses and appeared before the committee to defend queries, but did not appear before the committee while four failed to either appear or submit written responses despite several reminders.

Out of the 80 MDAs that appeared before the committee, 43 had their queries vacated while the queries of 37 others were sustained and recommendations accordingly presented to the Senate.

Those that failed to submit written submission before the panel are Federal Ministry of Health, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, National Orthopedic Hospital, Kano, Nigeria National Merit Award, Abuja.

The MDAs that submitted report but failed to appear are the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing (Works Sector), Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, DICON, Nigeria Police Force , Nigerian Press Council, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, Federal Dental Clinic, Broad Street, Lagos, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Federal University of Technology, Minna.

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