Reps Summon Finance Minister Over Budget Allocation

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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, and the acting Accountant General of Federation, Okolieaboh Sylva to explain why the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation is undermined in the preparation of the budget for his office.

Chairman of the Committee, Oluwole Oke stated this while rejecting the 2023 budget proposal of the AuGF’s office.

The committee revealed that only 62 million naira has been budgeted for the AuGF’s office as against 2.5 billion naira initially proposed.

Written by: Helen Obih

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