Emefiele, FIRS Boss Shuns Subsidy Hearing, Reps committee Kick

The House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Petroleum Products Subsidy Regime from 2013 to 2022 has slammed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,

Godwin Emefiele and the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Muhammad Nami, for failing to show up at its investigative hearing.

At the continued hearing of the committee in Abuja on Thursday, Emefiele and Nami sent representatives who the lawmakers dismissed as junior officials that would not be able to give specific answers to their queries.

The committee is probing into payment of subsidy in Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, by the Federal Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited).

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A member of the committee, Mark Gbillah, said, N6.7tn in less than a year, is being expended on subsidy, saying, “We would expect that the CBN governor would come here personally to address such an issue and the FIRS chairman as well”


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