Breaking: Reps panel summons Okonjo-Iweala, Maina over ‘diversion’ of pension funds

A house of representatives panel has summoned Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, over the alleged fraud involving management of pension funds in the country.

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At its sitting on Tuesday, the panel summoned the former minister to appear before and explain the “diversion of pension funds” by the presidential task force on pension reforms (PTFPR).

Also invited by the house ad-hoc committee investigating the task force are Steve Oronsaye, former head of civil service; and Winifred Oyo-Ita, the current head of civil service; Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of PTFPR; and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation.

The committee also invited heads of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC); governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the inspector-general of police.

The panel invited the individuals to appear before it during its next siting on Monday to explain their roles in the alleged diversion of pension fund.

More to follow…

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8 Comments

    • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala does not need to appear before this charade of a senate committee, she did her bit already, she publicly told the senate that the money is in the CBN then. Let them do an audit.

  1. Okonjo-Iweala again? This administration don’t even pretend to hide their incompetence again. They are truly the worst thing to happen to us. NOI has cleared this issue with the senate already

  2. Are we talking about the same N200m pension which NOI has categorically cleared with the senate that it’s with the CBN?? Something even Maina confirmed then??? If this is the same N200m why is this present senate wasting resources on an already investigated issue? Why not just get the files or documents and continue from then?

  3. Exactly! But they are going it the wrong way. Maina that is the main culprit is their godson so they want to rope in innocents like Okonjo-Iweala who has cleared with the senate that the money was deposited with the CBN when she was minister of finance.

  4. our leaders keep dragging us backward in this country. The one person giving us positive international respect, they are doing their best to smear her. Disgraceful bunch

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