Reps summon Sylva, Kyari and others over fuel consumption probe
Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd, Mele Kyari have been summoned by the House of Representatives.
Other officials who will be appearing before the House Committee on Fuel Consumption after being absent at the public hearing of the committee, include the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, the Managing Director of the Pipelines Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Mallam Isiyaku Abdullahi as well as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Peter Akpatason, represented the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the hearing.
He said the committee members were disappointed that such critical stakeholders would choose to be absent, considering how important it is to ascertain the daily consumption to see if it corresponds with the subsidy payments.
Channels Television reported that the Speaker also expressed his worry that their absence could be seen as an attempt to frustrate the investigation.