The Nationwide Council on Privatisation (NCP), chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has authorised the 2022 work plan for the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) with 42 transactions slated for execution within the fiscal 12 months.
The transactions are 11 within the vitality Sector,10 within the industries and companies sector, eight within the agriculture and pure companies sector and 13 within the infrastructure and public personal partnership (IPPP) sector.
A press release issued by BPE’s Head, Public Communications, Ibeh Uzoma Chidi
at its maiden assembly for 2022 on the Presidential Villa, Abuja after its inauguration final week, the NCP additionally authorised BPE’s 2022 income and expenditure, together with the 2022 workplan dangers and mitigation plans.
On the finish of yearly, the BPE carries out a autopsy overview of its actions and achievements via-a-vis the present 12 months’s work plan and prepares an in depth work plan containing the deliverables in addition to the associated fee and income estimates for the incoming 12 months for consideration and approval by the NCP.
The work plan supplies the framework for monitoring the implementation and realisation of the authorised tasks contained therein.
The plan is a compendium of the varied tasks and reform initiatives which the BPE intends to hold out in 2022.
In one other growth, the Senate Committee on Public Accounts, chaired by Senator Mathew Urhohide has described as spurious allegations of monetary impropriety towards the BPE by the Workplace of the Auditor Common for the Federation (OAuGF).
The Committee, which cleared the Bureau of the allegations when the Director Common of the privatisation company, Mr. Alex Okoh appeared earlier than it, stated the OAuGF didn’t reconcile its information earlier than going public to accuse it of monetary misdemeanour.
The OAuGF had accused the Bureau of some monetary infractions; particularly the non-remittance of income on ports concessions within the sum of $679,403,172.00.
On the Ports Concession funds, Okoh knowledgeable the Committee that the the BPE was solely a celebration to the concession as all revenues generated from the train have been paid on to the owner—Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
He sated that the BPE was by no means a part of income assortment throughout and after the concession, including that the OAuGF arrived on the figures by merely trying on the contract paperwork and assuming the revenues have been paid to the privatisation company.
Okoh regretted that the allegations towards the Bureau had smeared the status and integrity of the company and demanded a retraction and apology from the OAuGF.
After listening to the presentation by Okoh, and the insufficient response from the OAuGF, the Committee exonerated the Bureau from all of the allegations.
The committee, due to this fact, suggested the OAuGF to at all times meet with related companies for post-audit reconciliation earlier than going public. Supply: ThisDay