The House of Representatives has ordered the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning Hajia Zainab Ahmed, to provide all documents relating to subsidies from 2013 till date.
The order to provide all documents at the ministry’s disposal was given by Rep Ibrahim Aliyu, Chairman, Special ad hoc committee investigating Petroleum Subsidy regime when Mr. Stephen Okon, made an appearance on the floor of the green chamber.
The Chairman of the committee gave the minister Aug 16 to make herself available with all the relevant documents in subsidy claims.
He noted that the minister must provide answers to all questions concerning the consolidated revenue account as subsidy payment from 2013 to date.
According to him, the breakdown of beneficiary companies that received subsidy payments from the consolidated revenue account must be submitted before it.
The Chairman said the statement credited to the minister that N6.7 trillion is needed by the country for subsidy calls for concern.
He emphasized that she needed to appear before the committee to make some clarifications.
Okon added that the issue was a very serious one that required the concern of everybody, adding that the committee was holding trust for the citizenry.
Okon further explained that the minister has been summoned because the information provided before now on the matter is confusing and very untidy.
He asked for more time adding that he wasn’t mandated to do any form of presentation to the committee.