Nigerian senate vows to probe government account fraud

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President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, made the remarks while commenting on a motion filed by senator Dino Melaye over a newspaper article that allegedly blackmailed the Senate for pointing out the alleged fraud.

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He said the assembly would not relent in carrying out its constitutional duties, including pointing out any action that would be detrimental to Nigerians.

“We have a responsibility here to ensure that there are no leakages in government funds and if there are, we will call the attention of the public and do whatever it takes to salvage the situation,” he said, adding the fact about the TSA would come out.

Saraki said the assembly would expedite action on the inauguration of Standing Committees to enable it to begin its oversight function fully.

Earlier, Melaye said his attention was drawn to the write-up accusing the Senate of working against President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to implement TSA.

He expressed concern that the writer could conceive such an idea in spite of the National Assembly’s resolve to work with Buhari in fighting corruption.

The Nigerian Senate on Nov. 11 raised alarm over alleged payment of 25 billion naira in commission to an e-collection firm REMITA as one percent of monies it transferred to TSA.

It directed its Committee on Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions and Public Accounts to carry out a holistic investigation into the matter and report back in two weeks. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

Nigerian senate vows to probe government account fraud

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