The Panel on Public Accounts indicted 37 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies for financial procedure violations as the Senate began debating the 2016 Auditor General report. The chairman of the Senate Public Accounts Committee, Senator Matthew Urhogide, delivered the report for discussion before it began on the Senate floor.
To give Senators time to thoroughly review the report, the discussion of the report was postponed. In the report, 92 MDAs were given questions; 80 of them responded in writing and came before the committee to defend their questions; the remaining four failed to do either despite repeated reminders.
Individuals who neglected to present written comments to the panel in a timely manner were the Federal Ministry of Health, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; and National Orthopedic Hospital, Kano, Nigeria National Merit Award, Abuja.