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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMISSION VERIFIES N639m PROJECTS IN FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE

Ebuka Daniel

Fiscal Responsibility Commission has verified N639m worth of projects in Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu.

The projects inspected include: construction of Hostel block for School of Post Basic Mid-Wifery, Construction of 2 NOS Lecture Theaters for School of post Basic Mid-Wifery, Construction of entrance and exit gate and installation of solar street lights and Construction of Isolation Ward. 

The leader of the verification team  North – West, Bello Gulmare,  said the main purpose of the verification exercise is to confirm the existing of the projects, the amount so far expended on the projects  and the level of work done at the site to ensure is commiserate with the amount paid.     

The FRC team further observed that, most of the contracts inspected are time overrun due to the insufficient funding.  

Also the team FRC verified the Audited Financial Accounts of the Centre which revealed some outstanding operating surplus liability that is yet to be remitted to Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) by the Centre.

The leader of the team directed the Management of the Medical Centre to remit the operating surplus liability to the CRF as soon as possible and convey the evidence of remittance to Fiscal Responsibility Commission for update.

The Acting Medical Director (MD) Dr. Lawal Sikiru assured the team that, the outstanding liability of the operating surplus will be sorted out in no distance time. He further requested for training of all the account staff of Federal Hospital in the Country on the need to be acquainted with the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), 2007.

 Gulmare charged the management of the Medical Centre to improve on the Internally Generated Revenue and prompt remittance of the operating surplus generated to the CRF.

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