Reps Probe NIMASA, NDIC Over Unaudited Accounts

The House of Representatives has placed the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA on full status enquiry.

This followed the non-submission of its audited accounts for years 2015 to 2018 to the Auditor General of the Federation AGF.

The House Committee on Public Account took the action.

Also, the committee did not only place the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation NDIC on full status enquiry, but also summoned the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, over the unaudited accounts of the corporation.

This was part of the resolution of the House Committee headed by Oluwole Oke at the continued hearing of the Deliberate and Reckless Refusal By Non-Treasury and Partially-Funded Agencies to render their audited accounts from 2014 to 2018.

Julius Dung, who represented the Auditor General of the Federation at the session, confirmed the non-receipt of the accounts from both organisations.

Last week, the committee summoned the Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemi Saraki, with the permanent secretary in the ministry, over continued shunning of the invitation of NIMASA Director-General Dakuku Peterside.