House of Representatives Grants AGF 72 Hours to Clarify Spending of N100 Billion COVID-19 Funds

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The House of Representatives has given a 72-hour deadline to Mrs. Oluwatoyin Madein, the Accountant General of the Federation, to provide a comprehensive report on the utilization of the N100 billion COVID-19 intervention funds released by the former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies between 2020 and 2022.

The notice was issued by Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Bamidele Salam (PDP-Osun), in Abuja. 

He expressed dissatisfaction with the AGF’s failure to comply with the committee’s resolution to submit the report by October 27, 2023.

He said, “A letter was written to the Accountant General to furnish the committee with details of all releases pursuant to the provisions of the Appropriation Act as well as other interventions captured by the released from Central Bank of Nigeria to different Ministries, Departments and agenci6es of Government. 

“That letter, I was duly informed showed that submission is expected on or before October 27, 2023.

“As we speak, that input has not been received from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation. 

“That is a very very important document that will guide our proceedings on the investigation the house mandated us to carry out within a timeframe. 

“Sir, you are the Deputy Director PAC, if the letter comes most likely you will also have an input to the conversation.

“So, we are sending you now to go back home and let the accountant general know that she has defaulted in the request of the committee. We said on or before 27th if there are any objective reasons why she couldn’t meet up with that date, she should communicate to this committee to ask for the extension of time.”

Therefore, the AGF was directed to submit the report by the end of the working

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