Association urges minister to return N14.38bn


Okechukwu Enelama, Minister of Trade and Investment

By Franca Ofili

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), FCT chapter has demanded the return of N14.38 billion transferred from NEPZA account by Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.

Mr Isaac Ojemhenke, Head of the association said this in Abuja at a news conference.

Ojemhenke said that Enelamah withdrew the amount from the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) account to the Nigerian Special Economic Zones Company (NSEZCO).

He said that the money was  budgeted to carry out capital projects in special economic zones.

According to him, what Enelamah did amounted to transferring the functions of NEPZA to NSEZCO and to appropriate public funds to NSEZCO, a private company.

“Our investigation into the identity of this so-called private company revealed that the company’s real name is Nigeria Sez Investment Company Ltd. and not Nigeria Special Economic Zones…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria