The House of Representatives has threatened to invoke its constitutional power on IPPIS, Budget Office, and the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) over failure to appear before it.
The threat was made by Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, Chairman, ad hoc committee investigating job racketeering and mismanagement of IPPIS in MDAs in Abuja on Wednesday.
Gagdi said the committee was in a dilemma as to why IPPIS and the budget office were not present at the meeting.
The committee subsequently summoned the Accountant General of the Federation to bring along the IPPIS officer before the committee on Aug. 10, adding that any further attempt to run away would be resisted.
He also queried why Haruna Kolo, the prime suspect in FCC job racketeering saga did not appear before the committee after he was asked to present himself today.
“I also don’t know why Kolo is not coming back to appear before this committee, he seems to have absconded. I will sign a letter to AMCON to produce Kolo on Thursday.
“It is better he listens to us unless he is acting a script and selling lies to us, he should come so we can interact with him. We owe everybody the duty of care.
“We need him by 10 a. m tomorrow, the Clerk of the committee should call AMCON on phone, tell them to produce Kolo or do they know why Kolo is hiding?, ” he asked
He said, ”AMCON must come here, we must be accountable to Nigeria.”