Nigerians have reacted to the claim by the management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) that termites ate payment vouchers for the spending of N17.16 billion in 2013.
Naija News earlier reported that the NSITF management had told the Senate Committee on Public Accounts that the documents needed to justify the spending of the funds had been beaten by rains and possibly being eaten up by termites.
Speaking during the hearing last Friday, Managing Director of NSITF, Michael Akabogu, said no documents of such were in their possession upon his assumption of office.
He said: “The container they said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly being eaten up by termites.
“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers about the need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary documents which have not been made available for us.”
However, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express various reactions to the development.
See some of the reactions below.
@Aviel_mannie wrote: “The day wey lion and tiger go come na CBN them go carry go but I go like make snail come thief small dollar for upkeep. Bunch of scammers.”
@Nero365 wrote: “First, it was a snake, then a monkey and now termites. These people don’t rate the average Nigerian youth one bit.”
@RealUfedoWisdom wrote: “They should have e-documents as a backup for the hard copy. Pathological thieves everywhere!”
@Seankonnect wrote: “That’s why I hate termites, see what they have done again, not fair yuh know. But anyways it’s simple, they can simply request bank statements. It will be all in there. Thieves!!”
@pman2269 wrote: “Documents should have a soft copy. He should make a prevision of it and stop telling us cork and bull stories. We’re no longer in analog world. This is the digital era.”
@ObinnaOkonkwo_V wrote: “In a sane country, every single management official will be under arrest and awaiting trial. They should all be in Jail if we are serious people. Govt has emboldened criminals by its inactions. What a national disgrace!”
@AdetunjiAmos33 wrote: “Please be informed that the termites are being removed please be patient we will identify those that ate it and flush them out, but at the moment don’t be angry the document has been eaten beyond control. Thank you from the president’s office. LMAO”
@jeffreyubeks wrote: “Imagine all these unending massive lootings from left, right and centre of the APC led government. Oh God, how did we get here?? I weep for our dear country.”
@aremo115 wrote: “Nigeriaaaaa is so funny. Even Australia has the wildest animals in the world aren’t eating a quarter of what Nigerian animals are eating.”
@KINGSEUSTACE wrote: “We are coming home – from snakes to monkeys, now to termites; next would be fungi.“