House of Representatives has directed revenue generating agencies of government to remit the stipulated 25% of Internally Generated Revenues-IGR into the federation account.

The chairman House committee on Healthcare Services, Alh Yusuf Sununu, stated this while addressing agencies at the resumed budget defence session in Abuja.

Alhaji Yusuf Sununu, explained that the directive followed an appeal by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Legislature to assist the Executive in compelling MDAs to remit IGR, for effective financing of the 2021 budget.

He emphasized that in keeping faith with the committee’s resolution, budget proposals from four different agencies were rejected following thier failure to provide records of 25% remittance of IGR in last year’s budget.

Meanwhile, Medical Science Laboratory Council of Nigeria, Radiographers Registration Council of Nigeria, the Nigeria Pharmaceutical Research Institute (NIPRI) as well as the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board, all fell short of the requirement and were sent away by the committee.

Some agencies given a clean bill of health with budget approvals were the Nursing and Midwifery Registration Council, as well as the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos.