The Nation (Nigeria)

Assembly considers Auditor-general report for councils

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LAGOS State House of Assembly Committee on Public Account (Local) has commenced an audit exercise for all local government­s.

This, the committee chairman, Mojeed Fatai, said, was to ensure probity and accountabi­lity in the local government administra­tion.

Fatai explained that the committee would go through the 2019 report of the Auditorgen­eral and ensure due process is followed without fear or favour to any local council indicted.

According to him, letters have been sent to all councils to come with copies of approved budget between 2017 and 2020, analysis of payment made to non-pensionabl­e staff in between 2017 and 2019.

Other relevant documents to be provided are analysis of recurrent expenditur­e, statements of accounts and all outstandin­g queries in 2019 statutory report.

Officials expected at the exercise are Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Leaders of the legislator­s, executive members, Council Managers, Council Treasurers and Head of Department­s.

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