Business / Economy - 1 day ago
THE House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS),Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).
According to the lawmakers, they are to appear before the panel because they failed to attend an investigative hearing into the non -utilisation of Eastern and Southern ports.
The decision was sequel to the public hearing by the a d hoc committee mearnt to determine why the ports in Warri, Delta State, in Calabar, Cross River State, in Onitsha , Anambra State, and the one in Port Harcourt, as well as in Onne, Rivers State, are not meeting up with the expectations of stakeholders.
The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigeria Navy, Ministry of Transport, Nigeria Shippers’ Council, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Intel, amongst others are also expected to be part of the hearing.
They had told the Hon Buba Yusuf Yakub-headed panel that insecurity through kidnapping, and piracy, lack of infrastructure, lack interconnected road network, multiple charges from di...