Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer and activist, has on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, called for a probe into the unauthorized withdrawal made by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Excess Crude Account, ECA.
The presidency had confirmed that Buhari gave anticipatory approval for the withdrawal $496 million to the United States to pay for Tucano Aircrafts.
In his reaction to the raging controversy trailing the withdraw of $469 million to pay for Tucano aircraft in the United States, the senior advocate said the days of anticipatory approvals should be over in the country.
According to him, “Since 1999, anticipated approvals have been the order of the day. Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan were alleged to have spent N1.5 trillion without parliamentary approval. We thought that that era had gone for good.
“The National Assembly should investigate the withdrawal with a view to stopping the executive.”
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