Reps summon auditor basic over Ogun/Osun river basin accounts

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts yesterday summoned the Auditor General of the Federation, Anthony Anyine, and the president of the Association of National Accountants of Nigerian (ANAN) over the alleged infractions uncovered within the audited monetary accounts of the Ogun Osun River Basin Authority (OORBA).

The panel made the order in Abuja when the administration of the company, led by its Managing Director, Olufemi Odumosun, appeared earlier than it on the resumed listening to of the probe of over 300 ministries, departments and businesses (MDAs) over non-rendition of monetary accounts to the workplace of the Auditor General of the Federation from 2014 until date.

Chairman of the committee, Wole Oke, ordered that the duo ought to seem earlier than the panel by 11:00am in the present day, failure which might pressure the lawmakers to subject a bench warrant in opposition to them to the Inspector General.

Odumosu, who appeared earlier than the committee two weeks in the past, was directed to return to make clear whereas the organisation’s 2015 audited account, submitted in 2017, was not stamped to authenticate.

Though he had appeared earlier than the legislators with one other copy of the doc signed and stamped in 2020 by the identical workplace, saying he went again to the workplace to excellent the method since there was a transparent proof that the monetary account for the interval was really submitted to the workplace of the Auditor General of the Federation.

Irked by the event, the committee members raised the alarm as to why the OORDA boss went behind the door to stamp a monetary account submitted since 2017 in 2020, some 4 years later.

Consequently, the committee took up the representatives of the Auditor General of the Federation and the Accountant General of the Federation over the authenticity of the declare.

Oke particularly demanded that the OORBD chief government ought to produce a duplicate of the letter written to the workplace of the Auditor General of the Federation requesting that the 2015 audited monetary account earlier submitted in 2017 must be signed and stamped in 2020.

Odumosu, nevertheless, couldn’t produce any, therefore the panel described the motion as “thriller and a gross violation of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

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