The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has commenced an investigation of alleged age falsification by eight public servants in the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
Chairman of the Committee Oluwole Oke who threatened two years imprisonment for officers whose service records were allegedly altered said the Committee would not shield any individual or agency of Government involved. According to him, the Committee’s mandate which is to expose corruption and inefficiency in the administration of public funds by public officials also included imprisonment of any such official who was found wanting.
The affected officers , mainly directors and deputy directors who made appearances at the investigative hearing refuted the allegations said thier service records had never ben altered at any point. The Committee in a bid to probe further on the allegations asked that the affected officers come with their credentials including primary school leaving certificate.
The committee also requested that all the affected staffs who were said to have travelled outside their duty post appear before the Committee on Tuesday next week.