N5.8bn NEMA Scandal: Reps Insist Osinbajo Has Case to Answer

The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has insisted that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has some questions to respond to on the approval of N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Chairman of the committee, Mr Ali Isa, made the declaration while briefing reporters after Tuesday’s plenary at the National Assembly in Abuja.

He explained that the Vice President has a case to answer because he is Chairman of the governing council of NEMA.

Isa added that Professor Osinbajo was the Acting President at the time when the fund was approved.

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.

Meanwhile, Professor Osinbajo, in a response last week, had said the committee’s allegation against him was both ‘false and misleading’, saying he did not violate any law in the approval of the fund.

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