House C’ttee Summons EFCC, BPP, and others over Concession of Govt Assets

By Paschal Emeka, Abuja

An Ad-hoc Committee in the House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulraseed Bawa, the Director General, of the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, Mamman Ahmadu among others to appear before it to explain issues relating to lease and concession of some Federal Government’s Assets in the country.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Dan Asukwo informed that the aims and objectives of his Committee are geared towards supporting both the government as well as individual investors who had invested their hard-earned money in the leasing process without commensurate interests in their investments.

Hon. Asukwo stated this during the ongoing Investigative Hearing on the Lease of Federal Government Assets in the country at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

Members of the Committee also expressed dissatisfaction with the way and manner some of the concessions were carried out by the government.

The Chairman, therefore, promised to table the findings before the entire House and expose the illegality in the system and those masterminding it.

“There have been several issues surrounding the sale of Assets, we shall make sure we address them, ” he said.

In his reaction, the leader of one of the concessioned plazas, Barr Godson Okoye informed the Committee that much revenue could be made from the plaza under proper management

He estimated that over N12 billion could be generated annually from the complex under good management.

The committee thereafter went into an executive session with stakeholders involved.

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