Lawmakers Threaten To Arrest Emefiele, Baru Over TSA
It appears that the Treasury Single Account, TSA is about to get the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele and NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru into trouble.
So, on Wednesday, a House of Representatives committee had summoned Emefiele and Baru over the total accruals into the Treasury Single Account since inception.
But the two bosses failed to appear before the committee.
That would not be the first time the lawmakers who were members of an ad hoc committee of the House, would be inviting the duo to appear before them.
They had been invited on four previous occasions but failed to honour the invitation.
It is this scenario that led the Abubakar Danburam-Nuhu committee to threaten to issue a warrant of arrest for both Emefiele and Baru.
“Once we summon them and they don’t come, we will invoke Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution and issue an arrest warrant.
“This is the fourth meeting of this committee on this very important matter of the TSA, but neither the CBN governor nor the GMD of the NNPC deemed it fit to appear in person, despite our invitations.
“As a parliament, we won’t accept this. The issue of the TSA is very important to this administration. We met with other stakeholders and there are a lot of issues raised, which can only be addressed by the CBN governor and the NNPC GMD,” Danburam-Nuhu stated.
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