Reps demand to be briefed on PWC audit report on NNPC

Reps demand to be briefed on
PWC audit report on NNPC

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The House of Representatives has requested to be
“fully” briefed by the federal government on the
forensic audit report of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) carried out by
PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC).
It would be recalled that last year’s claim by the
then Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Lamido
Sanusi Lamido, that the NNPC defaulted to remit
$20 billion to the federation account ultimately led
government to contract PWC to audit the
corporation’s account.
Meanwhile, Sanusi had later pegged the missing
amount at $12 billion.

By the time the audit report was presented to
President Goodluck Jonathan on February 3, 2015,
NNPC wasted no time in rushing to the press to
claim that the abridged version released to the
public had exonerated it for any wrongdoing.
However, Minority Leader of the House, Femi
Gbajabiamila, on Thursday reminded his colleagues
that the National Assembly was yet to be briefed as
regards what is contained in the report. He
therefore moved for the government to make the
full report available to the legislature.
According to him, “The national assembly has not
been briefed with regard to the content of the report.
“The house resolves that the federal government
make the report available to it,” he said.
Following the Minority Leader’s submission, the
house then put the motion to a voice vote, for which
the louder response supported the demand for it to
be availed the full report of the probe.

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