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SERAP urges probe of ‘missing N4.1b National Assembly fund’

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Senate President Ahmad Lawan Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to “urgently probe the N4.1 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly that is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2016 audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

In the letter dated May 15, 2021 and signed by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the group noted: “These allegations are not part of the disclosure by the Auditor-General in other audited reports that N4.4 billion of National Assembly money is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen.”

According to SERAP, the National Assembly has a key role to play in the fight against corruption in the country, adding that little could be achieved by the legislative body in the anti-graft fight if the leadership and lawmakers do not first the menace headlong.

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