From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
House of Representatives, Committee on committee on Ecological funds has summoned the Director General of the Nigerian governors forum (NGF), Asishana Okauru, to appear before it over the utilisation of ecological funds by governors.
Also summoned to appear before the committee are the Director General of the Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Commission (HYPADEC), Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, and the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed, as well as the Federal Ministry of Health and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
Chairman of the committee, Ibrahim Isiaka, who issued the summon, at an investigative hearing on the “Need to Investigate the Total Consolidated Accruals and Utilization of Ecological Fund” on yesterday, said all those affected were expected to appear before the panel tomorrow.
Isiaka expressed displeasure over the failure or some of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as several state governments to honour its invitations.
According to him, out of the 36 states invited, only 10 including Ogun, Enugu, Plateau, Kwara, Imo, Niger, Ondo, Borno, Jigawa honoured the committee ‘s invitation.
The lawmaker said: “NEMA did not reply. We have written two three times, no information no response. The MD of NEMA having failed to respond to the three letters written to him to respond to monies allotted to NEMA is hereby summoned to appear before this committee on Wednesday 9th November by 10am.
“HYPPADEC having failed to appear before this committee after three letters written must cause appearance. The MD is hereby summoned to appear before this committee on November 9 by 10am.”