House Of Reps Hearing On Treaties And Protocols Stalled By Absence Of...

House Of Reps Hearing On Treaties And Protocols Stalled By Absence Of Finance Minister

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 18, 2020
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Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance
Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance

The absence of the minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, and officials from the Debt Management Office have stalled the public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Treaties and Protocols by one week.

Speaking during the resumption of the hearing on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the chairman of the Committee, Nicholas Ossai wondered why the minister and the officials from the Debt Management Office were not in attendance.

Before a motion was moved for the adjournment, Ossai argued that the lawmakers cannot interrogate the agencies in their absence.

He thereafter asked his colleague to deliberate on the matter, suggesting that they adjourn for one week to carry the government officials involved along.

His remarks came after the minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, and his colleague from the FCT, Mohammed Musa Bello took turns to introduce themselves.

The two ministers were accompanied to the venue of the hearing by the Permanent Secretaries in the respective ministries.

However, unlike Monday’s hearing, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila were not in attendance.

Source: ChannelsTv

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