The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts Tuesday began an investigation into the alleged expenditure of N1bn by the Federal Fire Service on logistics and recruitment from 2017 to date.
FFS Commandant-General, Ibrahim Liman, appeared before the committee over an audit query by the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation.
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According to the audit query, the FFS spent the money on the exercise despite the fact that there was only one recruitment exercise held within the period.
The chairman of the committee, Wole Oke, directed the FFS CG to produce documents regarding the monies spent within the period.
The committee also wrote to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bureau for Public Procurement to provide the account statements and expenditure of the FFS.
In another development, the House yesterday passed a bill for the second reading for the establishment of a National Security Coordination Centre in the country for all security agencies to coordinate their activities.
The bill co-sponsored by Ahmed Munir (APC, Kaduna) and Magaji Da’u Aliyu (APC, Jigawa) seeks to coordinate the activities of the various security agencies fighting insecurity, banditry and other security challenges in the country.