Minister, AGF, HoSF summoned by Reps panel over failed mass transit schemes


The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee investigating the failure of mass transit schemes in Nigeria summoned the Accountant General of the Federation, Oluwatoyin Madein, and the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, to appear before it yesterday

The committee also invited the Minister of Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite, and the Head of Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, to appear before it to provide information about the failed mass transit schemes.

While speaking at the committee’s hearing, the lawmaker said, “determined to carry this assignment through, and ensure that previous funds that have gone out to different private operators of mass transit schemes are recovered and properly accounted for.”

He went on: “Additionally, the clerk of this committee is to invite the Managing Director of the Infrastructure Bank to appear on the same day and time.

“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

“And if for any reason, any of them fails to honor this invitation, we shall invoke the full power of this committee, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”