The University of Ibadan has said it could not submit its audit report to the Auditor-General of the Federation since 2014 because the external auditor engaged to prepare the report became blind while on the job.
The bursar of the university, Michael Alatise, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts.
But after the committee also found that the university paid the“blind external auditor” full retainership last year, it ordered a full investigation into the finances of the university.
Speaking on the discovery, Oluwole Oke, chairman of the committee, chided the university’s representative. “That somebody went blind does not mean that the firm will go into extinction. It can’t,” Mr Oke said.