An Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives investigating the alleged loss of over $2.4 billion in revenue from illegal sale of 48 million barrels of crude oil in 2015 has summoned Auditor General of the Federation, the immediate past Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as the Central Bank Governor (CBN) to appear before it unfailingly.
Chairman of the committee, Hon. Mark Gbillah, issued the summon on Monday, threatening to issue warrants of arrest to the Managing Director, Exoon Mobil Company for refusing to appear before the commitee despite repeated invitations.
Speaking during the resumed investigative hearing organised of the panel, Gbillah reiterated the readiness of his committee to employ all legitimate strategies to ensuring that those involved in the allegation are brought to book.
In his presentation, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jimoh, told the lawmakers in the commitee that his legal team were up and doing to ensure justice is achieved on all cases involving criminality in the Maritime space.
Dr Jimoh further informed the panel that he had on the 10th of January, 2023 requested for lists of all the cases relating to the issues being investigated by the committee, assuring that the details would be forwarded to the panel for necessary action.
Gbillah earlier disclosed that the committee had engaged some experts who investigated, regretting however that recommendations made to the federal government were not implemented.