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Published On: Mon, Apr 23rd, 2018

PDP urges NASS to summon Ogbeh, Mohammed, Fasola

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By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded ministers and other government officials who abandoned their scheduled meeting with investors in the United States to be called to give account.
The opposition party has urged the National Assembly to immediately summon the ministers named in the saga, including Dr. Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technology), Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Information) Babatunde Fashola (Power), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu (Minister of state for Petroleum Resources), Kemi Adeosun (Finance) and Kayode Fayemi (Solid minerals).
Reports have claimed the ministers allegedly abandoned the foreign investors and went on shopping spree in highbrow shops of the United States, at the time Nigerians were looking up to them to negotiate deals and bring in investments into the country.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, described the action of the said Ministers as embarrassing.
According to the party, “This embarrassing development is indeed a clear reflection of the recklessness and laissez-faire attitude of the APC administration towards governance, resulting in the biting economic recession and others woes plaguing our nation under President Buhari’s watch.
“It is now clear to Nigerians why the APC Government has not been able to attract any meaningful Foreign Direct Investment to the country in the last three years of President Buhari’s administration. Instead, the ones it inherited are pulling out.
“How can APC government officials sent to attend investors’ meetings abandon their duties and engage in personal leisure abroad? Painfully, they blame everybody but themselves for the choking economic situation of the country in the last three years.
“We therefore urge the National Assembly to spare no rods but to immediately summon the ministers named in the saga, including Dr. Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technology), Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Information) Babatunde Fashola (Power), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu (Minister of state for Petroleum Resources), Kemi Adeosun (Finance) and Kayode Fayemi (Solid minerals).”

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