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Reps Demand Report on N100bn COVID-19 Spending

The House of Representatives has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Accountant General of the Federation, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Madein, demanding a comprehensive report on the utilisation of N100bn COVID-19 intervention funds.

The fund was allocated by the former President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies between 2020 and 2022.

Rep. Bamidele Salam, the Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, issued this ultimatum in Abuja on Wednesday.

The lawmaker expressed disappointment with the AGF’s failure to comply with the committee’s resolution to submit the report by October 27, 2023.

The House had mandated the committee to investigate the expenditure related to COVID-19 interventions, particularly in the years 2020 to 2022.

“A letter was sent to the Accountant General, requesting details of all disbursements according to the Appropriation Act and other interventions provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria to MDAs,” he stated.

According to him, the submission deadline was set for October 27, adding that as of now, the committee had not received the requested information.

He emphasised the importance of this document for guiding their investigation, while instructing the AGF to submit the report by Friday, November 3, 2023.

The House’s resolution came in response to a motion regarding the alleged mismanagement of COVID-19 intervention funds from 2020 to 2022, which were allocated to various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.