Audit Query: Reps Committee Grills Fire Service Boss over N1bn Expenditure on Recruitment, Logistics Funds


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By Juliet Akoje

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts yesterday grilled the Commandant General of the Federal Fire Service

(FFS) Ibrahim Liman, over expenditure of more than N1 billion on recruitment and logistics between 2017 to date, without recourse to laid down financial rules

The office of the Auditor General of the Federation had queried the Service for expending the amount on the said exercise between the period in question when there was actually only one recruitment exercise held in the period under review.

The FFS boss who appeared before the Committee being Chaired by Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke (PDP- Osun) could not give satisfactory answers to the members of the Committee on the issues raised

The CG also failed to back up his explanations with relevant documents, necessitating the committee to write to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) seeking the account statements and…

Source: Thisday Newspaper