NNPC Audit Report: Auditor General to drag Premium Times to court

By Post Nigeria April 30, 2015 17:35

NNPC Audit Report: Auditor General to drag Premium Times to court

The Auditor General of the Federation Mr. Samuel Ukura is upset over the misinterpretation of his remarks on the Forensic Audit report on the alleged missing Nigeria National petroleum Corporation, NNPC funds has threatened to sue Premium Times for presenting his statements in false light.

Premium Times an online media outlet had reported that the Auditor General of the Federation said the failure of his office to publish the report of the forensic audit on the NNPC was due to President Goodluck Jonathan’s “great interest in the case.’’

The media house stated that President Jonathan’s administration had more special interest in the audit than his own office and the auditors.

In reaction, the Auditor-General in a statement said; “the reply to the freedom of information followed template (1) (Information not held by public institution) on page 16 of the guidelines on the implementation of the freedom of information Act 2011.

    “Revised Edition 2013 issued by the Honorable Attorney-General of the Federation, and Minister of Justice on the 27th February, 2013 specifically defined institutions with greater interest.

    “The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation, OAUGF, followed this legal requirement, and the Civil service rules in the response.

    “The Accountant General Office identified the ‘Presidency’ as the institution in the reply as required by the FOI Act.”