The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee has indicted the administration of some universities in Nigeria for failing to provide audited reports.
Some of the schools that have been charged include; University of Calabar, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. University of Jos, University of Ilorin, and Federal University of Technology, Akure.
In the report submitted by the Public Accounts Committee Chairman, Oluwole Oke, schools have not submitted their audited accounts for years.
For the University of Calabar, the panel recommended that the former Vice-Chancellor, former Trustees, current Vice-Chancellor should be sanctioned and accounted for and turned over to the EFCC for failure to hand over audited accounts to the Office of the Auditor General from 2012 to 2018.
In the case of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the panel recommended that the former Vice-Chancellor, former Bursar and current Vice-Chancellor should be penalized and handed over to EFCC for failure to hand over the audited 2016-2018 accounts.
For Owerri Federal University of Technology, the committee recommended that the Vice-Chancellor and Bursar should be punished.
Meanwhile, 54 agencies were recommended to be punished for refusing the commission’s invitation.
The committee called on the House of Representatives to issue arrest warrants against the heads of the 54 agencies to ensure their appearance in front of the house.
The commission listed the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Niger Delta Development Commission, and the Revenue Allocation and Taxation Commission as high-profile culprits.
The Representative Committee condemns the VC from UniCal, FUTO and others on the audit report