Senate Committee on Army has invited the Finance Minister, Director-General of Budget Office, and Chief of Army Staff (CAS) to give details of funds released to the Nigerian Army to combat insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.
The minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Budget Chief Ben Akabueze, and CAS Lt.-Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim, are to appear on May 4, the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ali Ndume, said on Thursday.
Ndume (APC-Borno), issued the summon on behalf of the committee at a meeting with officials of the ministry.
He said the financial details required were those from 2019 until the date.
Ndume expressed dismay at the minister’s failure to honour the committee’s invitation in spite of the challenge of insecurity in the country.
“Honestly, we are not happy that the Minister of Finance is not here today despite the fact that she was duly invited and she knew the importance of the issue we invited her to discuss with us.
“There is nothing more important than she could…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper