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Remittances: Reps accuses AGF over MDAs negligence

The House of representatives committee on Finance has frowned at what it described as unfortunate the negligence displayed by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation over discrepancies on 2021 remittances by government agencies.

This was the position of the committee, following the difference in figures between the representative of the AGF and the Energy Commission of Nigeria among others, at the resumed hearing on the 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework at the National Assembly.

The Deputy Chairman of the committee Sa’idu Abdullahi, who chaired the event, blamed both Agencies for encouraging gross misappropriation in ministries, departments and agencies of Government.

The Finance Committee while discharging the Agencies present, directed them to reconcile all remittances with the Accountant General’s office, and reappear before the committee with documents relating to every transactions in 2021.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; editing Hadiza Abdulrahman , Omotola Oguneye