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National Assembly Members Fail To Provide Documents On How N2.5billion Running Costs Spent In Six Months

The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the National Assembly, has failed to produce documents to prove how its members spent N2.5billion running costs paid to them for six months in 2019.

Audit observed that: i. The sum of N2,550,000,000.00 was granted to Honorable members as running costs between July and December 2019 as shown below; North East, N187,000,000.00; South South, N272,000,000.00; South East, N442,000,000.00; North Central, N391,000,000.00; South West 629,000,000.00, and North West, N629,000,000.00.

“There was no evidence to show what the funds were used for, and iii. There were no retirement documents despite requests. The above anomalies could be attributed to weaknesses in the internal control system at the Federal House of Representatives of the National Assembly. Risks; i. Loss of Government funds. ii. Diversion of public funds.
“The management gave no response.

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