• June 24, 2021

Arms Purchase: Reps Summon Army Chief, CBN Governor

By John Imade (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The House of Representatives has summoned the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to appear before an ad-hoc committee next month.

Both men were summoned by members of the ad-hoc committee, chaired by Olaide Akinremi, on Monday following their failure to honour a prior invitation.

The ad-hoc committee, which is reviewing the purchase, use, and control of arms, ammunition, and related hardware by the military, paramilitary, and other law enforcement agencies in the country, had invited Attahiru and Emefiele to appear before them on Monday to answer questions relating to the purchase of arms for the security agencies.

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However, the army chief and CBN governor, failed to appear before the committee, an action which was condemned by the lawmakers, leading to the lawmakers passing a resolution to summon Attahiru and Emefiele to appear before them on April 7, 2021.

Recall that recently it was alleged that funds meant for the purchase of arms were missing under the leadership of the former service chiefs.

Agenda Watchdog

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