The House of Representatives has again summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele over alleged non-remittance of three point two- three- five trillion naira revenue accrued from sales of domestic crude oil in 2014.
Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Mr. Wole Oke, issued the directive during an investigative hearing on the audit queries issued by the office of the Auditor General of the Federation for the period under review. While requesting the accountant general of the federation to inform the NNPC to explain the flagrant attitude of withholding revenue, which should be refunded immediately, the AUGF observed that there was no positive response to a similar issue raised in 2012.
To this end, the NNPC group managing director was asked to provide names of the contractors, location and amount paid to each for the pipeline maintenance for verification.
While reviewing the response of the accountant general, the House of representative said the NNPC and CBN should cause appearance in persons, as the accountant general cannot provide sufficient evidence on the audit query of such magnitude.