The House of Representatives has indicted the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, over alleged embezzlement of funds in excess of N33bn under his watch.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was also indicted for allegedly approving N5.8bn North-East Intervention Fund, which the House claimed was illegal.
The House on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Maihaja, while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission were directed to prosecute the DG and recover the funds listed against him.
Six senior members of staff, who were placed on suspension earlier in the year as the House began investigation into NEMA’s operations, were also asked to be reinstated immediately.
They are Akinbola Hakeem (Director, Finance and Accounts); Alhassan Nuhu (Director, Disaster and Risk Reduction); Emenike Umesi (Acting Director, Special Duties); Mohammed Kanar (Deputy Director, Welfare); Mamman Ibrahim (Captain of the Air Ambulance); and Yunusa Deji-Ganiyu (Assistant Chief Administrative Officer). Read more