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House of Reps summon the Auditor General over allegations of subsidy payments

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The Auditor General of the Federation (AGoF) has been called before the House of Reps on August 30 to provide an explanation regarding fuel subsidy payments made between 2013 and 2022.

The Auditor General is required by the parliamentarians to submit documentation of the audit performed on the funds used by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NNPC). for fuel subsidies.

The notification was given on Thursday in Abuja by Ibrahim Aliyu, the head of the special committee looking into the fuel subsidy.

Mr. Aliyu said this while Okolieaboh Sylvia, a representative of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGoF), was reviewing paperwork.

Mohammed Saleh, the Director of Federation Accounts, acted as the AGoF’s representative.

The legislators also instructed the AGF office to produce pertinent financial transactions regarding the gasoline subsidy for the time period under consideration.

The committee stated that it anticipated the AGoF to appear before it on September 8 with pertinent papers in an effort to ensure a fair hearing as stipulated by law.

The committee informed the AGoF of the requirement for an impartial monitoring system to confirm the accuracy of the transactions.

In accordance with its duties as outlined in the Act, the committee also stressed the need for the AGoF office to guarantee due diligence by checking the transaction documentation supplied by all government departments.

After carefully examining the documents, Mark Gbillah (PDP-Benue) discovered significant inconsistencies in the amount calculated in the NNPC documents.




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