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Senate to probe NNPC GMD, Inspector General of Police
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By Biodun Folarin
October 4, 2017 18:30:53pm GMT      |      Views: 451
The National Assembly Complex, Abuja

WorldStage Newsonline-- The Nigerian Senate has set up a panel to probe the activities of the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, over allegations made against him in a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

This was sequel to a motion by Senator Samuel Anyanwu on the need to conduct a holistic investigation into the activities of the NNPC group.

The panel is also to investigate the policy introduced by the NNPC Trading Limited, a subsidiary of the corporation, among other issues.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, while announcing the composition of the committee, which is to be headed by Sen. Aliu Wamakko, said the contents of the letter, reportedly written to President Muhammadu Buhari by Kachikwu, must be investigated.

The committee is also expected to probe another claim that Baru single-handedly awarded contracts worth billions of dollars without going through the board.‎

Ina similar move, the Senate has set up an Adhoc committee to investigate allegations of corruption and misconduct leveled against the inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.

‎The request was made by a Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau.

Misau, while raising a point of order at Wednesday's plenary, reiterated his earlier allegations against Idris, including the IGP’s recent alleged secret marriage to a serving policewoman against the public service rule.

The lawmaker recently alleged that the police was collecting about N120 billion annually from corporate organisations and ‘very important personalitiess’ for security services, an allegation he repeated on the floor of the Senate.

Misau urged the Senate to set up and ad hoc committee to investigate his allegations against Idris, saying that he would provide documentary evidence before the panel.

While approving his request, the President of the Senate appointed Senator Francis Alimekhena to head the Adhoc committee.

Other members of the committee are Binta garaba, joshua lidani, Nelson Effiong, Obinna Ogba, Duro Faseyi and Senator Nyako.

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