Just In: Fire In Accountant General unit’s office Destroyed Sensitive Financial Documents

The latest update about the fire that engulfed the Capital Unit of the Treasury House where the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation is located was on Wednesday has it that it has destroyed some sensitive financial document.

The news broke yesterday that the six-storey caught fire from the fourth floor where some financial document are kept. There was an indication that some of the documents that were burnt down include the capital releases to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government are made.

Also, the documents where Nigerian Billionaires donated to fight COVID-19 also destroyed the fire according to the unverified information.

The financial documents which run into several billions of naira were destroyed, many of the contract evident document, detailed of how the money released to fight COVID-19 was spent also destroyed by the fire.

Nigerians have suspected a fool play in the fire incident at the Accountant General unit’s office and the Federal Government had ordered a probe to determine the exact cause of the fire outbreak.

Davido, a Nigerian music star has also expressed fear about the fire when he wrote on his Twitter handle that “Make dem return our money oh, which one be say office don burn.
“They must account for each kobo.”

The People Democratic Party PDP has also expressed fear that the fire incident was targeted at hiding some financial misappropriation by this APC led Federal Government.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, also said the party was of the opinion that an investigation was imperative given apprehensions in the public space regarding the time and the offices involved in the fire outbreak.

He said, “Our party expresses shock that the fire incident came on the heels of our heightened calls for a forensic audit into the hazy oil subsidy regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for which trillions of naira were being claimed to have been spent.

“This is in addition to recent demands for an investigation into allegations of fraud and diversion of COVID-19 intervention funds as well as social investments programme of the Buhari government since 2015.

“Already, the National Assembly, riding on the gale of demands by Nigerians and championed by the PDP, has raised queries on spendings in respect of social incentives programme.”

The party, therefore, ordered thorough investigation to be carried out to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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