The Senate known as on the Federation’s appearing Auditor Basic, Adolphus Aghughu, to focus extra on the monetary actions of enormous revenue-generating companies than on smaller ones.
The Chairman of the Senate Public Accounts Committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South), yesterday in the course of the protection of the Federation Auditor Basic’s Workplace 2021 finances, urged AuGF to make sure a complete audit of the accounts of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company ( NNPC), the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Maritime Safety and Administration Company NIMASA, amongst others.
He mentioned: “You state that you’re auditing the federation’s account and you aren’t going to tamper with the accounts of NNPC, NPA, NIMASA, amongst others.
“You’ll take away all the massive spenders out of your watch record, however you’ll deal with smaller companies. It’s what has been occurring from 2015 till now.
“We do not wish to see these smaller authorities companies that you’re specializing in as a result of they’re unable to ascertain themselves nicely. We’re uninterested in seeing audit consultations involving metropolis councils, leaving the massive companies behind. “
Urhoghide mentioned his committee would do extra legislative work on what the AuGF was doing in relation to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
He mentioned: “We’re doing standing surveys on the Public Procurement Bureau primarily based on the report of the Auditor Basic. We wish to increase the scope. We wish to analyze your earnings and expense profile. Let’s take a look at the finances, particularly the income generated internally.
“We wish to see all the pieces they’ve collected and the way they’re spending it.