Leadership (Abuja)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Pension - Reps Panel Order Finance Minister to Appear Before It

The House of Representatives Committee on Pension, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister for Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, following her repeated failure to honour an earlier invitation over allegations that she has taken over the administration of Police Pension.

The House Pension Committee Chairman, Ibrahim Kamba read the resolution after waiting for hours for the minister.

He said "we have been inviting the minister of finance over the problems of police pension. She has been holding the police pension and several police pensioners have died due to nonpayment despite the fact that National Assembly appropriated money in the 2012 fiscal year.

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