The green chambers has indicted the governing board of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo over “illegal approval of N5.8 billion North East intervention fund.”
The members of the lower legislative chamber also recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General of NEMA, over alleged fraud.
At plenary on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber adopted a report of its committee which also recommended the prosecution of Maihaja.
The ad-hoc committee was set up to investigate the NEMA DG over alleged corruption at the agency.
The committee in its report accused the NEMA DG of “corruption and embezzlement of N33 billion emergency intervention fund” meant for the agency.
The committee findings read: “On the emergency intervention of food security to the North-East to support the population ravaged by insurgency, a sum of N5,865,671,939.26 was approved and released in June 2017 vide a memo raised from the Office of the Acting President, directing the Hon. Minister of Finance and the Accountant General of the Federation to so act.
“The details further specified a directive to the Governor of CBN from the Ministry of Finance to pay the sum from the Consolidated Revenue Fund Account which the AGF is to raise a mandate for. This is in contravention of approval of NASS on the issuance of Euro Bond from which the Hon. Minister authorized the payment.