The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, said this during an interface with heads of National Metrological Development Agency and Federal Government Staff Housing Loan Board
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Idris disclosed this in a statement by Obiageli Onuorah, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Head of Communications and Advocacy, in Abuja on Tuesday
The first N3.8 billion was withdrawn in two installments of N2.8 billion in 2005 and N1 billion in 2006, according to the report of the Auditor-General for the Federation, which is being considered by the Senate committee, chaired by Senator Matthew Urhoghide.
Oyeyemi, 60, is serving his second term in office with some elements querying the legality of his continued stay, saying this contravened the civil service rules.
The National Industrial Court in Abuja had on November 22, 2017 in a judgment ordered the Federal Government to pay salary arrears to the ex-spokesman from 2013 till the date of judgment when he was unlawfully removed from his job.
The Accountant General added that he is incapacitated from effectively blocking the various loopholes of revenue leakages happening across the various revenue generating agencies.
The union said this through its National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in an interview with The PUNCH
Others that shunned the invitation of Senate Panel on Appropriation were the Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, and Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
The query was sequel to the presentation of the Director General of SEC, who appeared before the lawmakers during an interactive session.
Worried by the response provided by the AGF to various queries issued by the office of the Auditor General of the Federation, the lawmakers rejected the Accountant General’s responses, which it said failed to address various concerns raised in the audit queries
The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Oluwole Oke, issued the directive to the AGF at a meeting convened by the Committee to ascertain the amount of public funds so far expended by the government to fight the ravaging pandemic.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, offered the explanation in a detailed statement on Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate payment of the February and March withheld salaries of lecturers in federal universities who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
This was contained in a public notice on the activities of fraudsters signed by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in Abuja
The release of the list is coming as the inaugural session of the 5th Legislature of the sub-regional parliament holds in Niamey, Niger Republic,
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, on Thursday disowned the report of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on differentials of N28 billion, which was said to have been underremitted into the Federation Account in 2015.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation, says States and Local Government Councils will receive additional funds from February following the implementation of the 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax.
The Auditor General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, had earlier in the week said the implementation of the VAT increase had commenced.
The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he spoke with newsmen.
A communiqué read by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, confirmed the gross statutory revenue for the month of September