In accordance to Section 85(5) of the 1999 Constitution, the Auditor-General shall, within 90 days of receipt of the Accountant General’s financial statement, submit its Report to the State House of Assembly, which shall cause the Report to be considered by a Committee of the State House of Assembly responsible for Public Accounts. The main function of the Public Accounts Committees is to review whether public money was spent or not for the approved purpose and with due regard to efficiency, economy and effectiveness. Much of its work is based on the Auditor-General’s Report. The Committees hold public sittings to review Audit findings. These public sittings are usually attended by the Auditor-General and his team as well as the Accounting Officer (Permanent secretary) of the audited Ministry or Office. The Ministry or Office is expected to defend itself on issue (s) reported on and explain what they have done in respect to the Report.