Public Accounts Committee

  1. There shall be a committee to be known as Committee on Public Account consisting of not more than 40 members’ constituted at the commencement of the life of the House.
  2. The committees jurisdiction shall cover:
  3. Oversight of the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation and all Ministries Departments and Agencies of Government in respect of Audit Queries on public Expenditure;
  4. Examining the account showing all appropriation of the sum granted by the house to meet the public expenditure together with the auditor’s report thereon, the committee shall for the purpose of discharging that duty have power to summon persons, summon papers and records and report its finding and recommendations of the house from time to time.
  5. The Auditor-General shall bring to the attention of the committee any pre-payment audit queries raised by the internal auditor of a ministry department or agency but over ruled by chief Executive.
  6. The public account committee shall have the power to examine any accounts or reports of stationary corporation and boards after they shall have been laid on the table of the House and to report thereon from time to time to the House.