Reps threaten ar­rest war­rant against TY Dan­juma

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee (PAC) has threat­ened to is­sue an ar­rest war­rant against the chair­man of the Pres­i­den­tial Com­mit­tee on North East Ini­tia­tive (PCNI), TY Dan­juma and the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund (TetFund), Ab­du­lahi Bichi.

The com­mit­tee said the ar­rest war­rant be­came nec­es­sary af­ter the duo failed to hon­our the panel’s in­vi­ta­tion to ex­plain queries against them by the Au­di­tor Gen­eral of the Fed­er­a­tion.

Chair­man of the com­mit­tee, Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), gave both Dan­juma and Bichi up to next Tues­day to ap­pear be­fore it.

“The at­ti­tude of some of th­ese agen­cies is ir­re­spon­si­ble, par­tic­u­larly now that the fight against cor­rup­tion is rag­ing and some MDAs will ne­glect in­vi­ta­tion to an­swer queries raised by the Au­di­tor Gen­eral.

“This com­mit­tee will not hes­i­tate to in­voke Sec­tions 88 and 89, par­tic­u­larly Sec­tion 89 (c), if they fail to ap­pear be­fore us next week Tues­day,” Chinda said. He di­rected the com­mit­tee’s sec­re­tar­iat to send a let­ter sum­mon­ing the duo within 24 hours.

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