The Senate Committee on Finance, yesterday rejected the idea by the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS to set aside the sum of N1.6 billion as welfare package for its new retirees in 2016.
The, FIRS in its defense, stated that they would having an annual event to recognize its retired staff because they hadn’t been able to hold the event for the past 2 years because they didnt have money then.
The senate committee also inquired about the N700 million budget for medical bills of staff as well as the over N16 billion put aside as salaries for staff yet to be recruited.
Speaking during a budget defence session with the FIRS, Chairman of the committee, John Enoh said “We will need a presentation that explains some particular cases of varvariation”.
The committee also stated that the FIRS proposed the sum of N350 million in the 2015 budget, received an approval of N148 million but only spent N116 million and wondered what happened to the rest of the money.