10 MDAs Spent N2.6bn in 2017 on Foreign Trips- Audit Report

The Report, which was released by the office of the Auditor General’s office and part of an audit of the federation’s account shows that 11 government ministries, departments and agencies spent N2.6 billion on foreign trips, training and conferences without receiving approval.

The report, which was released by the office of the auditor general’s office is said to cover activities carried out in 2017.

According to Auditor General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, this action by MDAs despite the strict restrictions placed on international travels could lead to misappropriation of funds.

Here is a list of the MDAs listed in the report:

1          Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state         168,316,389.10

2          Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state          29,613,025.00

3          National Examination Council (NECO)  38,383,171.00

4          University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state     20,294,773.00

5          Federal University Dutse, Jigawa state            21,506,776.00

6          Consumers Protection Council   4,142,813.00

7          Corporate Affairs Commission   2,193,564,628.00

8          National Health Insurance Scheme, Abuja     161,356,773.00

9          National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Abuja            10,742,101.95

10       National Health Insurance Scheme, Abuja     12,500,000.00

11       Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria  25,100,192

In his remarks, Ayine recommended that all those involved in the payments being made without the relevant documents and approvals should be sanctioned.

He also recommended that the Minister of Finance ensure that all MDAs are fully on the government integrated financial management information system (GIFMIS) platform; abolish the use of manual payment voucher, channeling all payments through the GIFMIS platform.


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