Reps summon Customs, CBN, others over alleged concession scam

The House of Representatives Joint Committees on Finance, Customs and Public Petitions has summoned the Attorney General of the Federation, the Governor of Central Bank, the Comptroller General of Customs and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, to appear before it over alleged multi-billion naira concession scam on modernization of the Nigerian Customs projects.

Others summoned by the Committee to appear before it next week are the Managing Director/CEO of HUAWEI Technical Services Provider, Managing Director/CEO Bergmans Security Consultant and Supplies Ltd, Bionica Technologies (West Africa) Limited, and Managing Director/CEO of African Finance Corporation.

The Joint Committee issued the summon on Thursday through a statement jointly signed by Hon James Faleke, Hon Yuguda Hassan Kila and Hon Jerry Alagbaoso, chairmen of House Committees on Finance, Customs and Public Petitions respectively.

The summoned heads of the agencies, according to the panel, are to explain their roles in an alleged Concession Scam on the Nigerian Customs projects.

It was gathered that the investigation which would commence next week Wednesday, came on the heels of an adopted motion on the floor of the House on October 10, 2019.

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