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NEWS UPDATE: Senate tells NBET to refund N132 million spent on drivers’ uniforms

NEWS UPDATE: Senate tells NBET to refund N132 million spent on drivers’ uniforms

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has scowled at an astounding amount of N132 million costs on sewing of drivers’ garbs by the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), saying the cash ought to be discounted into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).

The Senator Mathew Uroghide drove Committee while testing monetary exercises of the office uncovered the total of

N132, 066,948.00 million, consumed on drivers’ regalia, abroad preparing etc.

Senate’s order was continuation of inquiries gave with that impact by the Auditor General of the Federation in the 2015 Audit Report.

The Auditor General for the Federation has prior raised questions on the sum expended.

The Senate Committee’s examination showed that the indicated abroad preparing which cost NBET the amount of N95.320 million never occurred, while the amount of N34.583 million was spent on administrations that the NBET the board couldn’t safeguard before the panel.

On drivers’ garbs, the NBET the executives said it spent the amount of N2.583 million, a sum considered silly and a misuse of government resources.

The inquiries read: “Installment of the amount of N34,163,948.00 million without inward review checking for mysterious administrations infringing upon surviving Financial Regulations.

“Payment of N2,583,000.00 million to a worker for hire for production of regalia of rethought drivers who should be kitted by their firm and not NBET.

“Expenditure of the amount of N95, 320,000.00million for abroad preparing of Staff against Presidential mandate and without narrative evidence.”

The Senate Committee of the entire, having bantered on the report submitted to it by the board consistently took on it and requested NBET to discount the aggregate sum from N132 million without delay.

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