The Senate has hinted of plans to run integrity test on the Auditor General of the Federation’s audit report, Ripples has learnt.
This development was confirmed on Tuesday by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
Abdullahi, who spoke with reporters in Abuja, said there were strong indications that the audit report submitted to the National Assembly by the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, will be properly scrutinised.
It would be recalled that the Auditor General of the Federation had on Monday exposed a series of financial malfeasance allegedly committed in 2014 by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, of government.
But Abdullahi said the exposé in the audit report are queries raised by the Auditor General which cannot be conclusively classified as fraudulent acts until proven by investigation.
The Senate Committee on Public Account, he said, would dig into the report, invite those queried to ask for clarification before coming to a conclusion.
He said that the 8th Senate had elected to make the difference by painstakingly considering the report to establish its veracity.
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