- The House committee on public accounts has said that it will name and shame ministries, departments and agencies that fail to present its audit reports
- The committee said the number of the MDAs that have refused to submit their audit report is high
- According to the lawmakers, these only show that the affected agencies are hiding something from the public
Lawmakers of the House of Representatives have said that government ministries, department and agencies that have failed to present their audit report before the House.
Speaking on the development on Monday, February 3, the House committee on public accounts said it is investigating allegations of deliberate and reckless” refusal by non-treasury funded MDAs to render accounts to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
The chairman of the committee, Wole Oke, said that the number of MDAs that have refused to submit their reports is high.
Oke said some of the agencies that have been invited by the House of Representatives have also failed to show.
“Any agency that is invited and refused to show up, we will name and shame such MDAs. It shows that you are hiding something,” Oke said.
Stating that the House has resorted to a 'naming and shaming' of these agencies, Oke said these only shows that the affected agencies are hiding something from the public.
“We are only saying based on the records that we have, so many agencies have refused to comply with the provision of the constitution and relevant statutes.
“We would name and shame, aside deploy the provisions of the constitution on a warrant of arrest,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former auditor general of Imo state, Osita Nwosu, reportedly invaded the office.
It was gathered that Nwosu invasion of the office followed a Supreme Court judgement against the emergence of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state.
Nwosu allegedly invaded his former office and attempted carting away some files before he was blocked by the workers.
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