The lawmakers mandated the Committee on Sports to carry out forensic audit on the alleged looting of the excess grant payment and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, AFN, CBN and any other concerned parties to explain their roles in the missing excess grant. The legislators noted that if the money is not refunded, Nigeria risks being banned by the IAAF.
Jibrin was recalled following a letter of apology he wrote to the House which was announced during plenary by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Despite not reading the content of the letter, Dogara said by implication, Jibrin can resume “if he wishes.” Recall that the House had in 2016 suspended Jibrin, following an allegation of budget padding against the Speaker, his Deputy; Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor.
The lawmakers took the decision on Thursday in Abuja after the minister failed to attend a debate on steel development in Nigeria. They equally passed a vote of no confidence in the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who was also absent at the gathering. The failure of the two ministers sparked an outrage on the part of members of the Lower Chamber who resolved to set up an investigative committee to probe the Ajaokuta Steel Complex.
According to Rep. Mayowa Akinfolarin, who sponsored the motion on the matter, said, that the Vocational Training Program (VTP) of Chevron Nigeria Limited is designed to train young Nigerians who are mostly from the Niger Delta and other geopolitical zones of the country and later be converted to permanent staff after 18 – 24 months of training. He explained that participants are selected based on merit after being successful in the assessment and interview stages and are trained as Process Operators/Maintenance Technicians for Chevron’s Deep-Water (Agbami), Offshore and Onshore facilities. The Programme has been going on since 2004 and Chevron has converted four sets of VTP Trainees having been converted in January 2014 and the duration of the conversions of those casual staff (V
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday moved that the alleged deplorable state of the Presidential Villa Clinic should be investigated by the Committee on Health Services and report back within 3weeks. This is coming after several backslash on the deplorable state of the clinic by the President's family. This was sequel to a motion sponsored by Rep Henry Archibong, PDP, Akwa Ibom, entitled:’Need To Investigate The Deplorable Condition Of The State Clinic And The Alleged Deductions From The Salaries And Allowances Of The Medical Staff’. The House unanimously voted in support of the investigation as the presiding officer, Yakubu Dogara put the motion to a voice vote.
The Presidency on Tuesday commended members of the House of Representatives for condemning activities of groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and others calling for Nigeria’s split. This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (House of Reps), Rep. Abdulrahman Kawu. He thanked members of the lower chamber for the motion they passed to reaffirm the need for unity of the nation. “I use this opportunity to commend the 360 members of the House for unanimously passing a resolution to work for the unity of Nigeria in the face of daunting challenges and threats by certain groups, who are bent on causing disharmony and dis-unity among Nigerians. “Indeed, there is no better time to come out wit