Reps summon CBN governor, COAS over arms purchase

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of Representatives on summoned governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, and Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, to appear before them to answer queries over the purchase of arms.

This decision taken at meeting of ad-hoc on the need to review the purchase, use and control of arms, ammunition and related hardware by , paramilitary and enforcement agencies in Nigeria.

The duo were ordered to appear before the on April 7, 2021, by 2 pm.

invited were the Ministry of Finance, Bureau for Public Procurement, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Interior.

Attahiru had sent a representative, Major General C. Ofuche at the last sitting, but this rejected by the .

of the said the issue a serious and sensitive one and needed the COAS to address them in person.