Senate probes Ministry of Health over four point six billion naira Ebola fund query

Written by on January 12, 2021

 Senate Public Account Committee has sustained the damming verdict of the Auditor General for the Federation on the management of the four-point six billion naira fund meant to tackle the Ebola scourge in Nigeria by the Ministry of Health.

Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, said he gave the nod following the alleged refusal of the Ministry’s officials to honor the invitations of his panel despite series of invitations extended to them.

The Auditor General of the Federation had in his 2015 audit report, recommended that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry should produce necessary documents, detailing the expenditure of the money.

Urhoghide, whose panel is scrutinizing the 2015 report, alleged that the attitudes of the ministry officials had lent credence to recommendations of the Auditor General for the Federation.

 

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