January 31, 2023

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Reps search EFCC’s assist in ecological fund probe


The Home of Representatives Committee on Ecological Fund has invited the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee ( EFCC), to help it in its ongoing investigation into receipts and utilisation of the funds by states, native governments and authorities businesses.

Based on the committee, the EFCC anticipated to attend all its investigative listening to sittings because the probe lasts.

Chairman of the committee, Hon. Isiaka Ibrahim, who introduced this on Tuesday questioned why lots of the invited MDAs have continued to shun its invitation, including that  of the panel to  seem earlier than it, noting that it’s crucial to show to the MDAs that the investigation was a severe enterprise, declaring that anybody who has acquired the ecological fund should account for the expenditure.

“By our subsequent adjourned  date, those who we now have invited that haven’t proven up; by the mandate and by decision taken by the committee,  the EFCC ought to be a part of us in our subsequent adjourned date, to be aware of  our proceedings and we’re simply putting them on discover. We’re going to write them formally.  And That is pending when we’re going to submit our report on the ground of the home for additional legislative actions”, he stated.

He said additional that whereas the Ministry of Well being acquired N20 billion from the ecological fund, it has failed to seem earlier than the committee to elucidate how the fund was expended, including that the Ministry of Works, which acquired between N10 to N15 billion from the ecological fund, claimed to have spent it on the East-West Street.

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“Ministry of Well being,  they collected about N20 billion. They refused to return and defend what they spent it on. Ministry of Works collected about N10 to N15 billion they usually stated they spent it on East-West Street,  that has a separate price range”, the lawmaker submitted.