BREAKING: Senate Agitated, Summons Adeosun, Emefiele, Mansur Over Release Of $462m
Senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Defence, Ali Mansur and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, over released of $462 million from nation’s account to purchase helicopters.
The decision of the Senate was as a result of point of order raised by Senator Samuel Anyanwu citing Order 43, made reference to section 80, 2 and 3 of the Constitution stating that in March 2018, $462m was withdrawn to buy helicopters.
According to him, “I have it on good authority that $462 million was released for the purchase of helicopters and am not aware of any letter regarding to that that has been sent to National Assembly for Approval.
In his remarks, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who referred the matter to Senate Committee on Appropriation and invite Adeosun, Emefiele and Mansur to shed light on the matter and submit report in a week time.
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