Nigeria Petroleum Minister Spends N116 Million To Buy Pen, Paper And Ink
The office of the auditor general of the federation (AuGF) says officials of the federal ministry of petroleum resources spent N14.5 million on the purchase of schneider biros, N46m to print the ministry’s letterhead and N56m on toner for its photocopy machines.
This was contained in the 2015 review report submitted on Thursday by the AuGF to the senate public records board of trustees.
In the report an aggregate of N116 million was spent to get writing material in one year.
The report is presently under investigation by the senate advisory group, driven by Mathew Urhoghide, congressperson speaking to Edo south
“The agreement for the inventory of Schneider biros worth N14.5m was part into more modest bundles of under N5m each and was granted to four unique organizations to bypass the lasting secretary’s endorsement edge of N5m,” the AuGF wrote in a question.
“Additionally, the agreement for the printing of the service’s letterhead worth N46m was likewise part and granted to 11 unique contractual workers.
“Additionally, the agreement for the stockpile of toners worth N56m was part and granted to seven distinct temporary workers. The perpetual secretary has been mentioned to clarify this negation of the Public Procurement Act 2007.”
Reacting to the inquiry, Godwin Akubo, agent of the oil service, stated: “The activity of the service was a snappy reaction to the requirements of the different offices in the service of oil assets.”
“These honors adhered to typical guidelines and methods,” he demanded.
“The agreements were not part. They were granted to the different contractual workers at various occasions when things were required.
“The amount of N46.6m utilized for printing of letterhead followed fair treatment and the huge amount of cash is clarified by the volume of the delivered for the vast majority of the divisions.”
The inquiry was anyway supported as the senate advisory group administrator was malcontented with the clarifications given by the perpetual secretary of the service.
He requested that the board secretariat record the cash spent and request the discount from the officials associated with the service.