CSO accuses OAGF over alleged payment of N173bn into various govt accounts in 4 months
A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, called Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, On Wednesday, accused The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, OAGF, over alleged payment of N173 billion into various government accounts within four months.
The allegation was contained in a letter signed by its Legal Officer, HEDA, Rebecca David, where it alleged that the OAGF paid the said sum of money without details.
According to the HEDA the OAGF need to tell Nigerians what the money was meant for and where it was paid and give details, and also added that without proper and clear explanation the HEDA will take legal action against the OAGF.
COVID-19: CSOs demand reversal of electricity tariff hike It explained that the demand from the AGF because he is charged with the responsibility for the nation’s treasury within a mandate of four years as appointed by the President in line with the constitution, which according to the 1988 under the Civil Services reorganized Decree 43, part of the responsibility is for transparent payments and receipts.
The letter reads in part,
“One of the cardinal principles of accountability is that payments made by the OAGF into any government account must give details of what the funds are meant for. This is the best global practice adopted by many countries who are committed to the fight against corruption.
“On May 29 this year, a media concern, Dataphyte, published a report titled, “₦173 Billion Payments Without Description Defeats Nigeria’s Open Government Initiative” indicating the failure of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to properly describe payment made to contractors and government agencies.
“The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) may have bent financial rules by making a total payment of N173 billion into various government accounts without details of what the funds were meant for.”
Meanwhile, the group also disclosed that in line with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011, HEDA Resource Centre in collaboration with Dataphyte demanded that the Accountant General of the Federation within seven days provide details on how the funds were disbursed from January to April 2020.
“The Accountant-General of the Federation is the administrative head of the treasury, usually appointed by the president for a period of four years in line with the Nigerian constitution. The office was created in 1988 under the Civil Services reorganization Decree 43.
The OAGF is responsible for the management of payments and receipts and mandated by law to ensure a transparent accounting system.
“The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) in partnership with a data advocacy organisation, Dataphyte asks the AcGF to within seven days furnish the organizations with full information and disclosure on what the funds lodged between January and April 2020 were meant for.
“The OAGF is to explain to Nigerians how and why such a huge sum was paid into different ministries and parastatals without a proper schedule on what the funds were meant for. Unless the OAGF complies, the prospect of a legal prosecution by HEDA may be imminent”, it added.
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Woman Crashes Ceremony with Kids to Stop her Husband from Getting Married to another Lady
Woman crashes ceremony with kids to stop her husband from getting married to another lady
A video of a woman disrupting the wedding ceremony of her supposed husband has since gone viral.
In the video, the woman is seen storming the ceremony with her children claiming she was still married to the groom.
The woman who is seen carrying a baby on her back, beckons on the other children to come into the ceremony
The video which was shared on Instagram shows the moment a lady disrupted a wedding, claiming to be married to the groom. What was meant to be one of the happiest days in the life of a lady turned out to be pretty embarrassing and devastating when her groom’s huge secret was exposed.
The woman claimed that she was still married to the groom. Sharing her story, she claimed they weren’t divorced, and there was no issue between them.
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the special day for a bride and groom was reported to have erupted in drama after a former lover of the groom stormed the church causing the bride to collapse.
The incident reportedly occurred in Benin City, Edo state. When the groom identified as Dele and his bride, Blessing, decided to tie the knot at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Benin City, they would never have foreseen the drama that occurred.
According to reports, the groom’s lover was said to have walked into the church and proceeded to the altar where she grabbed the microphone from the pastor.
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