Abuja - The Senate has expressed excitement over
the refund of N8 billion allegedly collected by Remita, a revenue
collection handling the Treasury Single Account (TSA) for Government.
Senator Olushola Adeyeye, through a point of order, raised
the matter at the plenary.
He noted that the Senate had been vindicated for its calls
to probe to unravel the alleged fraud and mismanagement of the TSA.
“I have received emails and short messages on how irrelevant
the National Assembly is to National Affairs, Adedeye said.
"It is the National Assembly that terminated the third
term agenda; it is the National Assembly that ensured smooth transition from
one President to another. Now the National Assembly has make it possible for
the government to recovered N8 billion from the mismanagement of TSA."
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TSA, the movement of Federal Government funds into the CBN
was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari on assumption of office.
Earlier, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had directed
the Chairman of the Senate Joint Committee on Finance, Banking, Insurance and
Other Financial Institutions and Public Account, Rafiu Adebayo to brief the
Senate on the outcome of their investigations.
Adebayo confirmed that the CBN governor revealed to the
committee that he was not aware of the 1 percent agreement with Remita and that
the company had refund N8 billion to the Federal Government.
Saraki urged members of the committee not to succumb to any
blackmail in their investigation. He advises them to be determined on the issue
as it affected people of Nigeria.
- CAJ News