Marred by several controversies about making profit for the first time in over forty (40) years, the Financial Reporting Council, (FRC) said it is undertaking a review of the financial statement of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Commercial Banks, Pension Fund Administrators and Custodians to ensure compliance with the Financial Reporting Council Act.
The Executive Secretary, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Ambassador, Shuaibu Ahmed disclosed this in an interview in Abuja, on the sideline of a 2-day national learning and development programme on accounting and Financial reporting in the public sector.
He said the council has after the completion of the review, written both the NNPC and the three auditors, auditing them to provide them with the management letters for the Corporation.
“One of the things I also need to let you know is that we are undertaking a review of the financial statement of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
“There has been a lot of controversies on that financial statement and we’ve kept quiet.
“The review has been completed and we’ve written both the NNPC and the three auditors auditing them to provide us with the management letters for NNPC”, Amb. Ahmed said.
He said that the council is expecting to get the management letters for NNPC within the next one week to enable it issue invitation to the corporation.
“We are expecting to get the management letters for NNPC within the next one week or so. Ones that is done, we will look at them and invite them to appear before us to clear some of the infractions that have been noticed.
“At the end of the day, we will let the press know the outcome of that review” he said.
The FRC boss also said the Council has undertaken the review of financial statements of banks, pension fund administration and custodians over the last couple of weeks and are getting set to invite them for inspection meetings with auditors.
“We’ve undertaken a review of all the financial statements of the banks and pension fund administration and pension custodians over the last couple of weeks.
“The next step is to invite them for inspection meetings with the auditors and the entities to come and clear themselves because we’ve found quite a lot of infractions with the statements and after that, the next thing is to penalize them” he said.
He noted that it is the only way to enhance the quality of financial reporting and make entities and individuals compliant with the Act.
“This is the only way we can enhance the quality of the our financial reporting and make entities and individuals to be compliant with the act”, he added.