N33bn NEMA fund: You have case to answer, reps tell Osinbajo


The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, whose report last week allegedly indicted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has said he has questions to answer in the probe into an alleged N33bn fraud in a presidential intervention in the North-East crisis.

While the committee had indicted Osinbajo over “emergency intervention of food security to the North-East” in June 2017, when he was Acting President, the Vice-President had denied the allegation, stating that due processes were followed.

Chairman of the ad hoc committee of the House, Mr Ali Isa (APC, Gombe State), who addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, however, insisted that Osinbajo, being the chairman of the presidential programme and the one who issued directives leading to the release of funds, “has questions to answer.”