We ‘ll probe CBN accounts from 2014-2019 – Reps

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The House of Representatives has declared its readiness to probe account of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2014 to 2019.

House Committee on Public Accounts Chairman, Wole Oke, stated this at the weekend in an interview with newsmen.

Oke said the investigation would aim to ascertain the state of finances of the apex bank and equally find out whether it rendered its audited accounts in the said period to the Auditor General of the Federation office.

The lawmaker explained the committee had a referral from the House to investigate alleged non-rendition of accounts by the apex. He said the CBN has been invited to appear before the committee on Thursday.

“As for rendition of accounts, we have a referral from the House to investigate non-referral of accounts. We have written CBN on this and one of their directors appeared to take a date to render the account, if any.

“They are coming here on Thursday. I mean they were here yesterday, we invited them and they honoured our invitation. The governor could not come, but he sent a very senior director. We are talking about 2014 to 2019.

“Like I have told you, we had written CBN just like we had written other corporations to come to the parliament to show us evidence of rendition of the audited accounts. So, the director appeared yesterday on behalf of Central Bank and he took a date.

“We would be expecting them to come with copies of their audited accounts for the period under review and evidence of rendition to the auditor general,” he said.

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