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Lagos Assembly set to begin probe of auditor general’s report on MDAs

By Seye Olumide
23 September 2020   |   3:00 am
The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to commence the 2019 consideration exercise of the state auditor-general’s statutory report on the account of the state’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to commence the 2019 consideration exercise of the state auditor-general’s statutory report on the account of the state’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts Committee, Nurudeen Saka-Solaja, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the purpose of the exercise was not to witch-hunt but to invite all heads of the indicted MDAs and seek clarifications as regards the outstanding queries raised in the auditor-general’s report to enhance better service delivery in the state.

Saka-Solaja noted that the committee was a statutory establishment of the 1999 Constitution and an important instrument of checks, probity and accountability by the legislature, both at the federal and state levels.

He, however, assured Lagosians that as part of the oversight function of the legislative arm of government, all monies budgeted for the MDAs would be properly scrutinised as well as judiciously spent as captured in the budget of the state.