The house of Representative has approved the virement of N100m meant for personnel cost of the National Assembly Service Commission to capital and overhead costs.
This follows the adoption of a motion moved by a member, Sani Bala, at plenary yesterday said the personnel for which the money was appropriated had not been engaged.
The house of representative has also ordered for the retirement of unspent funds to be retired back to the single treasury bill account of the federation before end of December 2019.
Rep member Bala in a motion titled ‘Need to retire the sum of N100,000,000 from the National Assembly Service Commission’s personnel vote to capital and overhead cost.
The lawmaker prayed the House to vireo the sum of N100m “to enable the commission utilize the fund appropriately,” a prayer that was unanimously granted.
Bala said, “The House notes that in 2019, the NASC budgeted the sum of N100m for its personnel cost for the payment of salaries and allowances of the expected new members of the commission.
“The expected new members have not been appointed and are not likely to resume before January 2020, thereby leaving the sum of N100m as the commission’s personnel cost may not be utilized by the end of December, 2019.
“It is mandatory for all ministries, departments and agencies to return all their unspent personnel cost to the Treasury Single Account by the end of December, 2019.
“The commission is in dire need of funds, as most of its furniture and sundry office equipment are in poor condition as they were purchased over 10 years ago.”’
Meanwhile, the House has called for the rehabilitation of the primary health care centres across Nigeria.
The call followed the adoption of a motion moved by Mr Taofeek Ajilesoro, titled ‘Rehabilitation of primary health care centres across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory for effective health care service delivery.’
Adopting the motion, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Health to commence the rehabilitation and equipping of primary health care centres across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT for effective health care delivery.