ABUJA- Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the House of Representatives on Thursday queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Commission, FIRS, Alhaji Mohammed Nami over late and non-submission of the audited accounts.
The Committee described the action as a gross misconduct that should not be tolerated. But Nami who appeared before the Committee chaired by. Oluwole Oke pleaded for leniency, saying he only assumed office last December.
Speaking at the resumed public hearing of the Committee on the refusal of Non-Treasury Funded and Partially Funded Agencies to render their Audited Accounts covering the period 2014 till date to the Auditor-General of the Federation, Nami said he needed more time to study the activities of his Service. Committee chairman, One and his members expressed surprise that FIRS did not have audited accounts. He said: “This is very strange, if the FIRS can not produce an up to date audited accounts of its operations, how does it want the Executive arm of the government to prepare the Medium Time Expenditure Frame Work, to the legislature to determine the annual financial budget?