Probe fresh missing N4.1bn NASS funds Probe fresh missing N4.1bn NASS funds now, SERAP tells Lawan, Gbajabiamila


By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to probe fresh allegations of missing N4.1 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly as documented in the 2016 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.

In the letter dated May 15, 2021 and signed by SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole stated that the ellegations were not part of the disclosure by the Auditor-General in other audited reports that N4.4 billion of National Assembly money was missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen.

According to SERAP: “As part of its legislative and oversight functions, the National Assembly has a key role to play in the fight against corruption in the country. But little can be achieved by the legislative body in the anti-corruption fight if the leadership and members do not first confront the spectre of alleged…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper