The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the utilisation of funds disbursed to government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for COVID-19 intervention.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Nyampa Zakari at plenary today, stating that the federal government appropriated a sum of N83.9 nillion for the COVID-19 response in the 2020 as well as another sum of over N100 billion as intervention funds through the supplementary budget and international donor agencies.
According to him, the Auditor-General’s report and other sources reveal that significant funds for COVID-19 palliatives and international donations were diverted and unaccounted for by various agencies of government, calling for an investigation into the matter.
He said that some of the funds were allegedly used to construct roads that had nothing to do with safeguarding human health at the time.
Reacting, the Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, mandated the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate the expenditure and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.