Reps Committee Summons FIRS, Others over queries

Joseph Emeribe 2023-11-10 0

The House of Representatives has issued summons for appearance to the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Metrological Agency, Nigerian Immigration Service, Niger State Command, to appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday next week to answer queries issued against them by the Auditor General for the Federation.

At the hearing of the committee, members described the actions of the agencies as unacceptable especially in view of the previous invitations extended to them and the grievous nature of the allegations levelled against them in the 2019 Auditor General’s Report.

Speaking at the hearing Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Hon. Bamidele Salam reiterated the commitment of the committee to exhaustive and impartial investigation into the various issues of alleged violations of financial regulations by the MDAs in carrying out their mandate.

Also at the meeting, the Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Rep Isa Ali who came in company of the Deputy Minority Leader, Rep. Ali Madaki and expressed the support of the House leadership to the work of the Public Accounts Committee stressing the revolve of the 10th Assembly Leadership to strengthen all committees in a manner that will ensure proper accountability by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies.