April 2, 2023



Senate summons finance ministry’s perm sec over unverifiable N113m service vast vote 

The Senate by way of its Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday December 13, 2022 gave 48 hours iltimatum to the Everlasting Secretary of Ministry of Finance  to seem earlier than it over unverifiable disbursement of N113 million from Service Huge Vote (SWV) for fee of Wage Adjustment to Employees of Joint Admission Board Matriculation (JAMB) or danger warrant of arrest by subsequent week.  

Hassle got here the best way of the Finance Ministry , when consultant of JAMB, Director of Finance and Account, Muftau Bello, informed the committee  that the N113 million was not launched to them arguing that if the cash was launched it’s going to reduce throughout the entire 2017 and never simply of the Could of the 12 months said within the document of Accountant Common.

Irked by the absence of the Everlasting Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Urhoghide, gave him ultimatum seem and supply the related paperwork to the Committee or face warrant of arrest by subsequent week.

“They’ve to seem earlier than the Committee by Thursday this week , since JAMB has denied data of that launch , we wish to interface with them in your presence (Money Administration Workplace has to come back earlier than this Committee) this fee was used to clear wage adjustment of 2017,” he  stated.

He added that failure of the ministry’s everlasting secretary to seem on Thursday will result in warrant of arrest by subsequent week.

He additional stated the committee had earlier written a letter of look to the Ministry on twentieth of October, 2022 and the letter was acquired on 21 October, 2022 by the ministry to provide particulars of launched of SWV to all MDAs together with Police and Armed Forces.

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In keeping with him, one other letter was written to the  Ministry on December 8, 2022, on the problem regarding lacking N113 million of wage augmentation for Joint Admission Matriculation Board.

“Whereas the document from the workplace of Accountant Common of the Federation, (AGF) revealed that the N113 million was launched to JAMB in Could 2017 for wage augmentation, submission made right here by the JAMB consultant proved in any other case,” he burdened.