Ogun Assembly Demands Details of Special Projects from Accountant General
The Ogun State House of Assembly has directed the Office of the Accountant General to furnish it with all details on special projects and assignments carried out by the State Ministry of Special Duties to the tune of 22 billion naira between year 2015 and 2019.
The Assembly through its Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-corruption led by Mr Musefiu Lamidi, issued the directive while taking on some past and retired management staff of the ministry including some Permanent Secretaries and other Directors, who served in the Ministry between 2013 and 2020, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mr Lamidi also called on the Accountant General to avail the House Committee with documents including release warrant, payment vouchers, authorization invoice and receipts on the construction and provision of electricity which gulped N513, 745, 670: 41 and was unknown to the officials in the ministry.
The Committee Chairman in company of his Deputy, Mr Abdul-Bashir Oladunjoye, among other lawmakers sought the need for an improved working relationships between the offices of the Accountant General and Auditor General.
Earlier in his response, the former, Director, Finance and Account, Mr. Agbolade Osiboyejo told the lawmaker that his office was only issued a transcript on the affected transactions to the tune of 7 billion naira with no release warrant to give detailed explanations on the projects.
Also speaking, the former Director of Administration and Supplies, Mr. Kola Ogunlana disclosed that acute shortage of record keepers brought about the maximization of officers on other cadre , with no requisite knowledge to manage the Ministry’s store.