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Opposition Party Demand Probe of NPA Missing N165 Billion

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, has accused the APC-led regime of enabling unbridled corruption in virtually all sectors of the Nigerian economy.

“From the missing US $1billion meant for equipping our military, to the contract scam in the NDDC, it is now an established fact that corruption has become the official policy of this regime.

“The scandal over the unremitted N165bn by the NPA, is only a tip of the iceberg. Our call for the sack and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi and the suspended MD of the NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, stands.” Ologbondiyan said

Also the minority caucus in the House of Representatives, yesterday, said it is alarmed by the alleged non-remittance of over N165 billion operating surplus by top officials of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).

The PDP, in a statement by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, charged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately commence the probe of suspended managing director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman.

“Our Caucus holds that the mere suspension of the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, and the resort to an administrative panel of enquiry, even after the report by the Supervising Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, exposed an unremited and possibly diverted operating surplus of N165 billion, amounts to romancing and perfuming corruption by the APC-led Federal Government.”

The caucus accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government of crippling the country’s economy which has brought untold hardship on Nigerians.

“It is a shame that a party that came to power with the promise of fighting corruption, build the economy, and fight insecurity has ended up destroying whatever gains that were made before it came to power,” the opposition lawmakers stated.

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