Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Reps to issue arrest warrant for embattled NEMA boss over alleged N5.6bn fraud

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 25/05/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 477

•Maihaja of NEMA and Speaker Dogara
•Maihaja of NEMA and Speaker Dogara

 

The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, the Ministry of Finance and other relevant parties to furnish the committee with all transaction details of N5.6 billion funds released to four companies in relation to the Emergency Food Programme in the North East.

The committee made this demand after another investigative session on the alleged breach of trust by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the National Assembly.

According to the committee, the documents are to guide the panel to uncover the mystery surrounding the release of funds, and to establish whether it was given to the companies as a loan or under whatever condition.

The decision to ask for the documents arose when beneficiaries of the contract to mop up grains, which were said to have been distributed in the North East, and the accountant general of the federation said they were selected for the job without asking for a loan to finance it from the CBN, while the Central Bank, on the other hand, insisted that the N5.6 billion was a loan.

Chairman of the committee, Hon Ali Isa J.C, also summoned the director general of NEMA to appear in its next sitting or face a warrant of arrest issued on him to compel him to appear.

This is the third consecutive time the DG is failing to attend the hearing despite repeated invitations from the committee.

Hon Ali said the agency has a penchant for sending notice of its DG’s absence from the meeting either 30 minutes before the hearing commences or when the hearing has already commenced.

He added that the panel will give him one more chance to appear on the 31st of May, 2018, or face sanctions.

Source News Express

Posted 25/05/2018 12:20:06 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
10 Cameroonians abducted in Abuja

Ukah assures Oshimili North people of developmental projects...

Pastor loses over N200m as SON raids factories...

Dark clouds over The Gambia; Jammeh shuts 2...

APCON rewards 14 staffers for outstanding performance

Sovereign Wealth: Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, UBS to...

South South, South West leaders warn against military...

Amnesty International backs Islamic Movement to seek justice...

Bayelsa mourns as SSG’s wife, others die in...

Senate summons Adeosun, Udoma over poor Budget implementation...

Lagos State to partner with FG to modernise...

Buhari blames IBB, Abacha, Abubakar, OBJ, Yar’Adua and...

 

Latest News Gunmen abduct, gang-rape 5 activists at gunpoint UPDATE: DSS Operatives storm Senator Abaribe's Abuja home 9 Shiite members in police net over killing of policeman Judge’s withdrawal stalls Innoson’s arraignment 2 siblings docked over alleged kidnap of 3-year-old boy Police lied; we didn’t attack anyone — Islamic Movement of Nigeria 14 docked for cultism, arms possession in Ogun Oyo Govt seals 50 companies over non-payment of tax Court refuses to order forfeiture of funds in accounts without BVN Don’t allow politicians to use you, CJN advises judges Buhari salutes Super Eagles over their victory against Iceland, urges them to defeat Argentina Atiku visits PDP Secretariat, reiterate commitment towards a better Nigeria

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,646 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,244 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,607 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,367 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,243 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,068 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,033 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,181 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,046 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,818 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,020 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,801 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,263) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,047) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,411) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,304) Religion (772) Sports (1,557) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement