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House minority back governors on calls for probe of $418 million judgment debt

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Minority lawmakers within the Home of Representatives have demanded the probe of a whopping sum of $418 million Paris Membership refund-related judgment money owed to 6 collectors authorised by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The minority caucus within the decrease chamber of the Nationwide Meeting threw their weight behind governors who had earlier demanded a probe, saying that circumstances surrounding the judgment debt was suspicious, even when different stakeholders have additionally objected to it.

In a press release on Thursday, which was obtained from the caucus chief, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu reminded President Buhari that the mentioned consent judgment was laced with underhand dealings, suspecting that approval and launch of the fund might develop into one of many largest swindling in a single swoop.

The lawmakers urged the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, to begin instant investigation to save lots of the nation from being scammed.

They requested Buhari to halt the cost processes, saying that objections raised by the Affiliation of Native Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) and the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board (NGF) in calling for forensic audit into the claims by the collectors should be considered.

The parliamentarians insisted that governance was a collective accountability, therefore, opposing voices should be listened to in nationwide curiosity.

“As lawmakers, our caucus insists that the approval to funnel out $418 million out of the nationwide treasure beneath such hazy consent judgment and within the absence of the forensic audit, smacks of an endorsement of corruption,” the assertion learn.

“Our caucus urges President Buhari to not enable himself to be misled or entangled on this nebulous enterprise however to hearken to the state governors and permit for the audit, significantly on the particulars of claims by collectors in addition to the circumstances resulting in the suspicious consent judgement.”

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