Senate probes agency over alleged sale of Prado jeeps for N1.5m

Senate probes agency over alleged sale of Prado jeeps for N1.5m

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday commenced investigation into the alleged sale of two Prado jeeps for N1.5million by officials of the Lake Chad Research Institute in Maiduguri, Borno State.

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The two jeeps reportedly worth N31million.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mathew Urhoghide, expressed shock when the Executive Director of the institute, Dr. Alhassan Bibinu, told the committee that he was using a refurbished Hilux as the official car.

The committee discovered the ridiculous transaction while scrutinising the 2015-2018 Auditor-General of the Federation’s report currently being treated by both chambers of the National Assembly.

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According to AuGF, the jeeps were procured in 2013 and 2014 respectively but were sold three years after they were procured.

The AuGF later issued a query following the inability of the institute’s management to provide reasons for the ridiculous sale of the jeeps.

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