The Minority Caucus within the Home of Representatives has known as for investigation into the fee of the $418 million Paris Membership refund-related judgment money owed to 6 collectors, which was just lately accredited by President Muhammadu Buhari, regardless of widespread nationwide objection by stakeholders, together with state governors, chairmen of native governments and anti-graft businesses.
The lawmakers in a press release by its chief Hon. Ndudi Elumelu mentioned president Buhari ought to observe that the fee was cloudy, opaque, including that the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) ought to examine the matter.
The lawmakers insisted that the objection raised by the Affiliation of Native Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) and the Nigeria Governor’s Discussion board, (NGF), in calling for forensic audit into the claims by the collectors, should be considered.
The home caucus due to this fact known as on Buhari to instantly halt the fee processes till after the investigations.
They said: “As lawmakers, our caucus insists that the approval to funnel out $418 million out of the nationwide treasure beneath such hazy consent judgment and within the absence of the forensic audit, smacks of an endorsement of corruption.
“Our caucus urges President Buhari to not enable himself to be misled or entangled on this nebulous enterprise however to hearken to the state governors and permit for the audit, notably on the particulars of claims by collectors in addition to the circumstances resulting in the suspicious consent judgement.
“The Minority caucus calls for that the Legal professional Normal and Minister of Justice ought to avail himself of the audit to deliver the processes and circumstances surrounding the judgment debt to public glare.
“The caucus maintains that the audit ought to unravel these behind the consent judgment, the propriety of such measures in addition to why the objection by the governors was ignored.”
Udora Orizu in Abuja