The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has told the Senate that termites have eaten most of the vouchers containing details of how N17.158 billion yet to be accounted for was spent.
The N17.158 billion, as stated in the 2018 audit report, was the total amount of money transferred by NSITF from its Skye Bank and First Bank accounts into various untraceable accounts belonging to individuals and companies from January to December 2013.
The auditor general’s office had in the 2018 audit report raised 50 different queries bordering on alleged misappropriation of funds by the management of the agency, which is under probe by the Senate Committee on Public Accounts.
Specifically, on the N17.158billion unsubstantiated transfers made by NSITF, the query reads: “Management of NSITF as shown in statements of Account No. 1750011691 with Skye bank plc, for the period 1st January 2013 to 20th December 2013, and Statements of Account No.2001754610 with First Bank Plc for the period 7th January 2013 to 28th February 2013, transferred amounts totaling N 17,158,883,034.69billion to some persons and companies from these accounts.