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Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2020

Audited Account: Reps query Anambra-Imo River Basin Authority over infractions

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By Christiana Ekpa

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts yesterday queried the gross violations and constitutional breach as well as failure to remit audited accounts for multiple years by Anambra-Imo River Basin Authority.
The committee also summoned the external auditor to the Basin to come forward to state his own side of the story.
The Committee had earlier invited pasted Managing Directors of the River Basin Authority from 2014 to 2019 to give Accounts of the Audited Accounts.
While cross examining the invited MDs, it was discovered that most of them despite occupying the office for many years did not deem it necessary to ensure a proper audited report was sent to the Auditor General’s office.
The situation was further corroborated by the Auditor General’s Office who accused the River Basin Authority of gross violation and breach of constitutional breach as well as a misconduct of the public service rules.
In a similar vein, the management of the Irrua Specialist Hospital Edo State were also found culpable for financial infractions from 2014 to 2917.
Though the CMD of the specialist hospital in his defiance said he was kidnapped which was why he could not submit audited account for the years under review.
He also blamed the refusal of the External Auditors to complete and submit their audited reports for the delay for the submission.
In his ruling the committee Chair said that the conduct of the specialist hospital is a constitutional breach.

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