17 October 2011
OVER 300 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government have refused to render their annual accounts in the last 12 years, as stipulated by the constitution, the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr Samuel Ukura, has disclosed.
Consequently, several billions of naira accruable to the Federal Government have not been accounted for by the MDAs involved.
This revelation came to light, at the weekend, when the Auditor General of the Federation and the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Jonah Otunla, appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, led by Honourable Solomon Adeola.
To this end, the committee has directed the Auditor General of the Federation to write to the affected MDAs to submit their audited accounts from 1999-2009 to his office within one week and such reports must reach the committee immediately.