Senate queries Ministry of Petroleum Resources over payment of N98.4 million for printing of leaflets

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The Senate has taken a swipe at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources over the payment of N98.4 million for the printing of leaflets for the awareness campaign programme for the Petroleum Industrial Bill without due process.

The Senate has however frowned at the mismanagement of public funds by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Edo South led Senate Committee on Public Accounts which raised the alarm, have also discovered how the payment of N39 million was paid into two persons accounts for project monitoring within Abuja.

The Senator Urhoghide led Committee is relying on the query raised by the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation in the 2015 report, and brought before it for probe and subsequent presentation to the Senate at Plenary.