He’d last Thursday got the nod of President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the panel, resulting in Usman being arranged to step apart until the investigation is concluded. While inaugurating the committee, meanwhile in Abuja, Amaechi billed the members diligence, telling them that he hadn’t provided a time period for their own report, since the”findings will be forwarded to the President and it could be made public”He explained: “I’m not giving them some time period due to the number of earnings and procurement which might have come in because 2016.
Therefore, for the committee to perform a comprehensive job, we won’t give them a particular time period, but they will need to look at these problems and come to some fair decision.”The panel, composed of five members in the six and ministry against the office of the Head of Service, is chaired by the Director of Maritime Services, Suleiman Auwalu. Its terms of reference, the minister mentioned, include analyzing and exploring the administrative policies and plans adopted by Usman and evaluate compliance with extant rules and laws throughout the period under review. The Minister of State, Gbemisola Saraki, jeopardized the dust that the issue had created in certain quarters, clarifying the stunt was part of their ministry’s attempts to oversee the agencies under it.
Responding, the committee chair, Auwalu, vowed to discharge their responsibilities diligently. In the Same Way, that the Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has advocated that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) research Usman for its alleged N165 billion thieving. In an announcement by Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu (PDP Delta), the team insisted that”such enormous financial crime against the country shouldn’t be left to an administrative board of enquiry to take care of.”The caucus claimed that it behoved that the anti-graft bureau to violate the axed chief executive if found wanting, including that the evolution has been”another sad commentary about the brimming corruption at the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at one time the nation has been writhing in the throes of penalizing hardship.
“Also yesterday, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) required the immediate sacking, prosecution and investigation of Amaechi and Usman within the alleged looting of N165 billion at the bureau. In an announcement by its National Publicity Secretary,” Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noted that”the filthy stench of corruption phased from their NPA, NDDC and other agencies of government in the past six years has proven our MDAs have come to be the cash cows and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of greedy leaders of their APC and their cronies in government in the unbridled looting of their patrimony under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.”The most important opposition party included: “The fact that it required the minister a definite six years (2016 to 2021) to question with the NPA’s Managing Director within the alleged looting of N165 billion unremitted working excess of this bureau, which will be under his purview, is the defendant and increases public perception which he (Amaechi) just listened apparently to protect himself following indicting audit records had already been subjected.”