Audit report indicts Nigerian arts and culture agency of multi-million naira scam

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, failed to explain why he spent N5.6 million to buy a car without certification from the agency’s transport officer and auditor.

This is one of several cases of irregularities cited by the 2017 report of the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.

The car procurement was made shortly after Mr Runsewe assumed office in 2017.

The report by the office of the Auditor-General, which reviews records of the country’s accounts for that year, said the agency stated that it bought the Toyota Matrix saloon car on May 3, 2017.

But there were no supporting documents attached to the payment voucher such as receipts, invoices, SRV, SIV, the company’s request letter for payment and minutes of the…

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