Alleged N1trn rail contracts scam: Reps invite Amaechi, NRC MD, others

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi alongside others will appear before the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on failed rail contracts to defend their alleged role in the N1 trillion rail contract fraud.

Others to appear before the committee headed by Ehoizuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, PDP, representing Ikpoba/Oha Federal Constituency include, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade; former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru; and former Minister of Transport, Idris Umar.

Agbonayinma, disclosed that all those involved had been notified and were expected to appear before the committee tomorrow during the investigative hearing.

The Chairman, while reacting to why Amaechi was summoned when he is just barely spent three months in office said, “The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, was also invited to tell us all he knows, though he just assumed office but you know government is a continuum.

“This 8th House is 100 per cent in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade against any form of corruption.

“We are not out to witch-hunt anybody but anyone found wanting in the course of this investigative hearing will be adequately exposed although as you are aware, not until it is proven by a competent court that such persons are guilty, you can’t say they are guilty.”

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