Reps give Finance Minister 24 hours to face panel

Posted by News Express | 15 May 2017 | 997 times

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•Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun.

Members of the Committee on Public Procurement of the House of Representatives, Monday gave the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, a 24-hour notice to appear before it over alleged abuse and breach of the Procurement Act, 2001.

The committee also walked out officials of the Finance Ministry led by the Legal Director, Mr Gabriel Christopher, saying that they were not competent enough to speak on the issues at stake. The committee is investigating ‘Allegations of Abuse, Breach, and Violations of Public Procurement Act 2001 in the Engagements of Contractors for Pre-shipment, Inspection, and Monitoring of Crude 0il and Gas Export from Nigeria”. (Vanguard)


Source: News Express

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