By Babajide Okeowo
About seven federal government’s revenue generating agencies have been indicted of under-remitting over N526.35 billion and $21.199 billion to the Federation Account between January 2010 and June 2015, a report from forensic auditors, KPMG has revealed.
A report presented to the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Wednesday sited by The Nation also show that four other agencies under-remitted revenue to the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounting to about N49.160 billion within the same period.
The report listed possible under remittances or over remittance against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as N557, 852, 222,257.28 and $9,048,920,931.38 while the figure listed against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stood at N39, 313,909.42 and $29,261,227.46.
It also listed N6, 995, 100, 228.35 against the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), N292, 287,246.65 against the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), $570,632,772.46 against the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and $4,138,465,740.01 against the Federal Government.
It however explained that “NNPC represented that it has an outstanding claim of N797, 710,684,354.00 against the federation prior to 1 January 2010. This period does not relate to our view period. Hence the legacy claim is not reflected in our figure above.”