Abuja - The minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has ordered fresh audit of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Daily Trust reports.
Speaking while receiving the ministerial committee report on NIMASA, the minister expressed worry at the level of decay and corruption in NIMASA and revealed that auditors would be engaged to audit all agencies in the Ministry of Transportation.
“We are in the process of appointing an auditor to audit NIMASA, NPA and other agencies in the Ministry of Transportation. Maybe after the auditor’s work, we would have a clearer picture as to where all the billions went,” he said.
The essence of the audit and the committee that was set up, he said, “is to find out if NIMASA at any point discharged its core responsibilities beyond collection of revenues. And all the revenues NIMASA has been collecting, where did it go?”
Amaechi stressed that the essence of setting up the committee according to Today, was to see how the government could reposition NIMASA to perform its responsibility to the benefit of Nigerians.
“There has to be a change in NIMASA. The change shouldn’t be only in the Ministry of Transportation, it should also be in NIMASA. The way things are in NIMASA is such that people don’t even go to work,” he stated.
- News 24