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NIA’ Missing $44m: Kingibe To Appear Before Reps on Tuesday



The former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), and chairman of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Presidential Review Panel, Amb. Babagana Kingibe will on appear before the House of Representatives committee on public safety and national intelligence on Tuesday, February 13.

Amb. Kingibe, who was allegedly indicted by the immediate past acting director general of NIA, Ambassador Mohammed Dauda over the movement of the missing $44 million is to appear alongside other members of the panel who include: former DG, SSS, Mr. Albert K. Horsfall; Former DGs of NIA, Mr. Olaniyi Oladeji, Mr. ZY Ibrahim and the current DG of NIA, Mr. Abubakar, who was one time PRP Secretary.

The former SGF’ summons was contained in a letter addressed to the SGF, Engr. Boss Mustapha and signed by the chairman of the House committee on public safety and national intelligence, Hon. Jaji.

In the letter with reference number: NASS/HR/8/CT.80/IV/326, dated January 30, 2018, the Committee frowned at the non-appearance of Amb. Kingibe despite invitations to that effect.

The letter read: “The Committee frown at the non-appearance of the Chairman and members of the Presidential Review Panel headed by Amb. Babagana Kingibe.

“The committee therefore resolved that the chairman and members of the panel are to appear before the committee on Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 by 2:00pm at suite 4.88, Fourth Floor, House of Representatives, New Building, National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

“Please, you are equally requested to come along with all relevant information and documents that would assist the committee at the briefing on the said matter”, the letter stated.

It would be recalled that media reports have alleged manipulation of the investigation by the Presidential Panel, resulting in the disappearance of $44million and the appointment of the new NIA DG.

The invitation of the former SGF and members of his panel according to a source, follows the memo from the immediate past Acting DG of the, Ambassador Mohammed Dauda to the House committee, wherein he indicted and incumbent DG of the NIA, Mr. Rufai Abubakar and Chief of staff to the president, Alhaji Abba Kyari in the $44million scandal.

Leadership recalls that chairman of the House committee on public safety and national Intelligence, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, had last week  informed that investigation into the matter was ongoing, and that the Committee will get to the bottom of it.