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20 auditors working on NNPC’s account

28 February 2014, 09:53

Abuja - The Auditor General for the Federation (AGF), Samuel Ukura, has said that 20 auditors trained in gas and oil auditing were examining the accounts of the NNPC.

Ukura said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts in Abuja to defend the 2013 and 2014 budgets.

“We had a budget of N60 million for training and we were able to train 20 officers who are presently on the field auditing the accounts of the NNPC," he said.

The AGF also said that his office mopped up about N100 million unspent funds for the purchase of vehicles for his office.

Ukura said the contractors, Innoson Motors, failed to supply the vehicles as at December 31, 2013.

He said that the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) had issued his office with a “Letter of No Objection”, directing him to award the said contract for the purchase of vehicles to Innoson Motors.

According to him, since the vehicles were not supplied, no money was paid for them.

On the performance of the 2013 budget, Ukura told the committee that the recurrent budget was implemented 100 per cent while the capital budget was implemented only 57.7 percent, amounting to N374.157 million.

In a remark, the Chairman of the committee, Solomon Adeola directed the AGF to submit all payment vouchers and receipts of payments and contracts awarded by his office.

He said the AGF should again appear before the committee on Tuesday, March 4 to defend the 2014 budget.

The committee also summoned the Director- General of the BPP,  Emeka Eze, to appear before it on Tuesday to shed light on the vehicle purchase.

-    NAN

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