AuGF sends queries on MDAs’ finances to National Assembly

The office of the Auditor General of the Federation has presented its 2018 report to the National Assembly.

The House of Representatives has also commenced consideration of the report, writing ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government to respond to the audit queries issued against them.

Clerk to the National Assembly, Amos Ojo, in a letter to the then Clerk, House of Representatives, Patrick Giwa, dated November 23, 2020, confirmed receipt of the report from the auditor-general.

The letter partly read, “Section 85 (2) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, requires the Auditor-General for the Federation to audit the public accounts of the Federation and of all offices of the Federation and submit such reports to the National Assembly.

“Consequently, the Auditor-General for the Federation has submitted to the National Assembly the following reports:

“Annual Report of the Auditor-General for the Federation on the accounts of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the Year ended 31st December, 2018 (Part 1); Auditor-General’s Performance Audit Reports; and an interim report on the special audit of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the period, 1st March to 30th June, 2020.

“Submitted with this memo are copies of the above-mentioned reports of the Auditor-General for the information and consideration of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives.”

Source: Punch Newspaper