Reps Panel To Probe EFCC, DSS, Others Over Alleged Unpaid N6.5bn Revenue

Reps Panel To Probe EFCC, DSS, Others Over Alleged Unpaid N6.5bn Revenue

Fawaz Adebisi

 

The House of Representatives panel is set to investigate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) and the Department of State Services, (DSS), as it has invited them, over alleged unpaid N6.5 billion revenue due, to the Federal Government from the Trade Fair Complex in Lagos.

It was also gathered that the Federal Government’s leased properties investigating committee invited the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Aulic Nigeria Ltd, Plaza Owners Association and others.

However, the house decided to summon the entities on Tuesday, during an investigative hearing.

Francis Dajilak, the Director of Admin and Human Resources of Lagos International Trade Complex, while presenting, claimed that the Aulic Nigeria Ltd, who was given the concession of the complex between 2007 and 2017, is yet to remit money to the federal government.

He also explained that the concessionaire faced some challenges due to the refusal of the DSS, who initially occupied part of the land where the complex is located, to move.

In the same vein, Dajilak stated that Aulic Limited was unable to commence operation till 2008, adding that the company failed to remit any money to the government between 2007 and 2017.

The EFCC was therefore invited to intervene which also gave the same result, as the commission could not recover the funds.

Following the revelation, a member of the Committee, Sani Bala from Kano State, moved a motion for all the aforementioned agencies to appear before the committee on a yet-to-be-decided date.

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