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House of Reps Says Osinbajo Should be Questioned on 5.8bn Approval

House of Reps Says Osinbajo Should be Questioned on 5.8bn Approval

The Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has said that Vice- President has questions to answer as regards approved N5.8 billion fund.

The vice- president was the Chairman of the governing council of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), approving the transfer from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to NEMA.

Chairman of the committee, Mr Ali Isa, briefing reporters after Tuesday’s plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja, stated this, adding that the Professor was the Acting President at the time when the fund was approved.

Adding that the Committee did not mention the Vice President in its report presented on Thursday,he said the committee has investigated the allegations of violation of public trust in the activities of the emergency agency.

In its report, it said the authorisation for the release of fund for emergency food intervention in the North East contravened Section 80(4) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The committee had also recommended the sack of the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, for alleged mismanagement of N33 billion fund.

It indicted all the government officials involved in the release of N5.8 billion naira for the emergency intervention of food security in the North East.

Replying to allegations, vice president Osinbajo said the committee’s allegation against him was both ‘false and misleading and that he did not violate any law in the approval of the fund.


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