65 government agencies have never been audited, say Reps.

Written by on August 31, 2021

The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee has said that 65 agencies have never been audited since they were created.

Chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, said this at the opening of ‘National Workshop on Auditor-General’s Queries: The A-B-C of Responses, PAC Technology Innovations and MDAs’ Compliance’.

According to Oke, 12 Ministries, Departments and Agencies aside from the 65 agencies were not audited from 1993 to 2010.

He added that 76 MDAs failed to submit audited reports to the Auditor-General for the Federation in 2011, 85 did not submit in 2012, 109 did not in 2013, 148 did not in 2014, 215 did not submit in 2015, and 323 did not submit in 2016.

The workshop held in Lagos on Monday was organised by the House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee in partnership with the Office of the Accountant General of Federation and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Speaking through the deputy chairman of the committee, Abdullahi Abdulkadir, Oke said, “The 2016 report of the OAuGF threw up quite a number of intractable issues which then required a very careful scrutiny even with the previous years’ reports.

“Prominent among these issues were refusal by ministries, departments and agencies of government to render accounts of stewardship, and in many cases, these accounts were rendered very late.

Source: PUNCH

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