Reps Threaten MDAs
Orders NAFDAC Out
The House of Representatives has threatened to issue a warrant on government agencies that fail to appear before its Public Account Committee to answer questions on why they failed to submit their audited account to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Rep. Oluwole Oke who issued the threat said such agencies have something to hide, stressing that the House was determine to unravel the reason for their refusal.
Specifically, Oke ordered the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority to appear before the committee or risk arrest.
Oke issued the threat as it resumed sitting just as the Committee was told that 14 years after its closure, some workers of the Nigeria Mining Corporation have been receiving salaries from government.
Oke also directed that the Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, the Minister of Water Resources and the Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises should appear before the committee to answer questions relating to agencies under their supervision.
The Minister for Solid Minerals and Steel Development as well as the Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises are to appear before the House Committee to explain why the agency that has been closed down since 2006 was still drawing salaries from public funds.