HOUSE COMMITTEE SUMMONS MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS OVER MASS TRANSIT SCHEME FAILURE

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The House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee investigating the failure of the mass transit scheme in Nigeria has summoned key officials. Those include the Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun, and the Minister of Trade and Investment, along with the Accountant General for the Federation and the Head of Service of the Federation.

The committee, chaired by Hon. Victor Ogene, has called upon these officials to provide essential information regarding previous mass transit schemes, and their disbursements. As of now, the required documents have not been received, prompting the summon.

The agencies are scheduled to appear before the committee on September 11th and 12th at 11 a.m. Additionally, the Managing Director of the Infrastructure Bank has also been summoned for the same time and date.

The National Association of Road Transport Owners and the Road Transport Employers of Nigeria have also been directed to appear before the committee. It was emphasized that this invitation should not be taken lightly, as failure to comply may result in the committee exercising its legislative power.

Earlier, the Abuja Investment Company Limited and the National Union of Road Transport Workers had made suggestions on how to address the recurring failures of the mass transit scheme during their appearances before the committee.

Chairman Ogene commended the determination of the committee members, who managed to convene despite the Nigeria Labour Congress strike action and the ongoing recess. This demonstrates their commitment to the investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

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