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Public office holders must stop frivolous spending of funds – Osun Assembly

The Osun State House of Assembly says it will put end to frivolous spending of public funds by public office holders.

Chairman, House Committee on Public Account, Mr. Gbenga Ogunkanmi stated this at the end of the 3 days Audit account inspection of some government Ministries, Department and Agencies, MDA’s at the hallowed chamber of the House of Assembly, Osogbo.

He said the Assembly invited the affected Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of government to explain their expenditures in line with Section 125, 128 and 129 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Mr. Ogunkanmi noted that every money spent must be accounted for by the ministries and agencies of the state government.

He said the Assembly would not hesitate to sanction any government officials found guilty of misappropriation of public funds.

While advising public office holders to always be careful with public funds in their care, Mr. Ogunkanmi urged the affected MDAs to return all unspent budget to government purse.

Funmi Adekoya

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