AuGF Accuses Petroleum Ministry Of Contract-Splitting Violation

AuGF Accuses Petroleum Ministry Of Contract-Splitting Violation

The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has accused the Ministry of Petroleum Resources of contract splitting, violating the procurement process and other offences, Vanguard reports.

The AuGF, in its 2015 Audit Report stated that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources violated certain aspects of the Public Procurement Act in the award of certain contracts and payments made in 2015.

The OAuGF also disclosed that an expenditure entry of N718.912 million was made in the cashbook of the Ministry as payments to 11 corporate bodies for different services rendered, while it accused the ministry of concealment, declaring that it failed to provide supporting documents regarding the payment for audit review despite repeated request.

It stated that: “The Permanent Secretary has been requested to produce all documents relating to this payments, otherwise, recover and pay to treasury, the sum of N718.912 million being expenditure un-accounted for and furnish recovery particulars for verification.”

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