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Reps summon two ministers, AGF, other over mass transit failure


The House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the failure of mass transit scheme in Nigeria has summoned the Accountant General for the Federation, and other officials over the scheme’s failure. 

The committee, chaired by Rep. Victor Ogene, issued the summons in Abuja on Wednesday. The committee has invited the ministers and others to supply information regarding previous mass transit schemes disbursement. 

The committee also chairman warned those concerned not to treat the invitation with levity, adding that failure to come would incur the wrath of the lawmakers, thereby invoking its legislative power. 

“Let me warn that this invitation is not frivolous, this is an invitation extended to them by the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 

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“And if for any reason, any of them fail to honour this invitation, we shall invoke the full power of this committee as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, ” he said.

Others summoned include the minister of Trade and Investment, head of Service of the Federation, minister of Finance, Mr Wale Edun, and the managing director of the Infrastructure Bank.

The committee stated it is determined to carry out its assignment and ensure that previous monies from different private operators of mass transit schemes are recovered and properly accounted for.