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SERAP urges probe into education, health, water expenditure

By Ngozi Egenuka
15 December 2021   |   2:56 am
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the government to probe expenditure in the education health and water sectors.

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the government to probe expenditure in the education health and water sectors.

Deputy Director, SERAP, Oluwadare Kolawole, said that the yearly report from the Auditor-General of the Federation, which dated back to 2017, still has funds that have been unaccounted for till date.

Kolawole disclosed this at a media roundtable on promoting transparency and accountability in the education, water and health sectors in Nigeria, yesterday, in Lagos.

He said that the report from the Office of the Auditor-General showed that N84 million from National Water Resources Institute was paid to a construction company without existing contract and receipts and till now the money hasn’t been accounted for.

On health, he said that the braindrain and constant strikes was as a result of the state of corruption in the nation.

According to him, a research carried out by SERAP showed that the corruption during the pandemic made the socio-economic hardship occasioned by the pandemic worse, especially due to lack of structures and transparency in tracking the resources.

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