House To Set Up Non-Partisan Agency


The House of Representatives says it is ready to set up an independent non-partisan agency that would work with the National Assembly and monitor how the Federal Government spends the tax payers’ money.
The agency known as the office of the Government Accountability modeled after a similar institution in the United State of America and serves the American Congress.
The resolve to establish the agency came through a bill for an Act for the creation of the National Office of Government Performance, Audit and Accountability, 2009 sponsored by speaker of the House, Hon Dimeji Bankole.
The bill was slated for second reading and Bankole had to take the floor to lead the debate on the general principles of the bill.
In his presentation, Bankole disclosed that the mission of the organisation will be to support the National Assembly in meeting its congressional responsibility to help improve performance and ensure accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the people.
“It will provide the National Assembly with timely information that is objective, fact based, non partisan, on ideological, fair and balanced. It will undertake research, support congressional oversight by auditing the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAS) operations to determine whether federal funds are being spent efficiently and effectively.