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HOUSE OF REPS SUMMON FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OVER FAILURE TO DEFEND 2022 AMENDED BUDGET

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The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has summoned the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema for failing to appear before it to defend a proposed amendment to the 2022 Appropriation Act.


The Chairman of the committee, Buba Yakubu, noted that the minister was invited before the committee to explain why the ministry was asking for an amendment of its 2022 budget.


Yakubu said the committee had discovered in its scrutiny of the budget that funds were allocated to mission buildings and staff accommodations.


While warning the minister for failing to appear before the committee to defend its previous budget, Yakubu noted that such would no longer be tolerated.

Written by: Oluwapelumi Tutugbuwa

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