Abuja - The Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Wednesday,
directed the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the alleged N10
billion spent by the Petroleum Resources Minister on chartered aircraft.
The House had on March 27 mandated the Public Accounts committee to
investigate the minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke, for allegedly using state
funds in the last two years to charter, operate and maintain a jet for personal
The probe, which was expected to begin on March 28, was suspended on alleged
Tambuwal, who was reacting to a newspaper publication that he ordered the
suspension of the investigation, gave the directive at plenary in Abuja.
He explained that at no point did he ordered the suspension of the
investigation based on the order of the court, adding that it was only put on
hold to seek legal advice.
"I directed that the investigation should be put on hold until some of
the legal issues were sorted out.
"I therefore direct that the matter should continue and the committee
should turn in their report," he said.
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