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… as It Summons Ex- NPA MD, Habib Abdullahi, Director of Finance, Accounts

New pix of MD NPA  A seven – day ultimatum has been given by the House of Representatives, to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) , Hadiza Bala Usman  to submit  to the new Board of the Authority, for approval , when it is inaugurated,  the 2017 and 2018   audited reports of the  organization, for eventual rendition to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation.

The House of Reps  Committee  on Public Accounts , gave the directive   yesterday , when it  grilled the Managing Director of the NPA  and Chief Executive Officers  of  government agencies over their inability to render their audited accounts to the Auditor-General’s office as at an when due.

The order of the Committee came,  during an investigative hearing it conducted  on failure of the over 300 Ministries, Departments and  Agencies, MDAs  to render audited accounts to the  appropriate quarters,  as required of them by the laws since 2014 to date.

It had also threatened the officials concerned, to be ready to refund to the Federal Government all salaries and allowances paid to them, while in office since they had failed woefully to perform their official responsibilities.

But in her defence, the NPA boss said that the Agency had submitted its last audited accounts up to 2016 and only awaiting  the Board’s approval for the 2017 and 2018 audit reports, to be submitted to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation.

She however said the Board of the Agency was dissolved and, while the new one would be inaugurated before the end of this week after which the report would be presented for the Board’s consideration.

However, the committee frowned at the delay in the submission of the report and the signing of previous years audit report by the agency and consequently , placed it under status enquiry for thorough investigation.

It  however  summoned a former Managing Director of  NPA, Mr Habib Abdullahi and Director of Finance and Accounts of the agency to appear before it within seven days over their failure to audit the account of the agency for four years consecutively. Chairman of the  Committee, Rep Wole Oke issued the summons  during the investigative  hearing

Other former and current Heads of the MDAs summoned  to appear before the Committee are immediate past Director-General , Solid Mineral Development Fund (SMDF) ,Mr Mahi Shehu Ahmed and his counterpart at the National Teachers Institute, Kaduna Dr.Aminu Ladan Salihu, two former Directors  of the Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry Lagos,  a former Director of Finance and Account of Center for Citizenship, Mr Henry Akinbola  among others.

In the case of the National Teachers’ Institute ( NTI), Kaduna, the Committee directed both its Director General and Bursar to refund all salaries and benefits collected to the federal government for their failure in their official responsibilities while the DG of the Solid Mineral Development Funds was given a seven day ultimatum to render its financial accounts to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation