BREAKING: Senate summons CBN governor, finance and defense ministers over unapproved $162million

– The Nigerian Senate has summoned three key federal government officials

– They are the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, minister of defence and minister of finance

– The summon is due to the new that $162million was withdrawn from the federation account to buy helicopters without the approval of the National Assembly

The Nigerian Senate has summoned three key federal government officials to provide explanation on a critical issue.

The officials summoned are the minister of defence; Brigadier-General Masur Dan Ali, the CBN governor; Mr Godwin Emiefiele and minister of fiance; Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

The upper chamber resolved to summon the CBN governor, finance and defense ministers over the unapproved $162million withdrawn in March 2018. Photo credit: SP media team

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The summon is due to the new that $162million was withdrawn from the federation account to buy helicopters without the approval of the National Assembly.

The issue was brought to the Senate by Senator Sam Anyanwu (PDP, Imo) who cited Order 43, and made reference to section 80, 2 and 3 of the Constitution.

He informed the Senate that in March 2018 $162million was withdrawn to buy helicopters without the approval of the National Assembly.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who is presiding over the Senate today, Tuesday, April 17, referred the matter to the Senate committee on appropriations to report back in a week.

Meanwhile, Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe) has dismissed the social investment programme of the federal government tagged – N-Power, as a failure.

In a series of tweets by the senator seen by NAIJ.com on Friday, April 6, Goje said many people are complaining that they have not seen impact of the programme considering the magnitude of funds involved.

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Source: Naija.ng