Reps Summon Osinbajo, Magu, Oyo-Ita Over Alleged Suspension Of NEMA Directors
The House of Representatives Committee o n Emergency and Disaster Preparedness has summoned Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, over the suspension of directors of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
The committee is investigating alleged violation of public trust in NEMA and the utilisation of N1.6 billion allocated to the agency.
Osinbajo is chairman of the governing council of NEMA, which allegedly suspended the directors.
Speaking at the continued investigative hearing, yesterday, the NEMA DG, Mustapha Maihaja, told the committee that the decision to suspend the six officers was taken by the governing council of the agency.
Consequently, the committee, led by Ali Isa, said Osinbajo, as chairman of the governing council, has to explain the process which led to the suspension.
However, the committee asked the vice president to send a representative if his schedule would not allow him appear in person.