The Senate Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday gave 81 government agencies ultimatum to submit their audited reports.
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Account, Senator Matthew Uroghide, gave the ultimatum while briefing newsmen on the failure of government agencies to present their audited reports to the lawmakers as mandated by the Constitution.
The Chairman added that no agency has been able to submit audited report in Nigeria, including the agencies fighting corruption.
Uroghide said: “The Senate Public Accounts Committee issued correspondences to relevant Institutions of government seeking their responses to enable the Committee carry out special oversight functions in line with Sections 85, 88 & 89 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Order 97(5) of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 as amended.
“In the light of this, all the defaulting Agencies are by this notice given the last opportunity to make amends.”
Among the affected agencies are the Presidency, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Assets Management Company, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Nigerian Football Federation, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Nigeria Insurance Trust Fund, Industrial Training Fund, Nigerian Railway Corporation and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.