Isiaka Ibrahim, member of the House of Representatives, has expressed his disappointment over the refusal of heads of government agencies to appear before the House adhoc committee investigating the management of recovered loots.
Ibrahim stated that the repeated absence of heads of agencies like CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele; the Inspector General Of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), is disrespectful to the National Assembly.
The adhoc committee member also said that lawmakers have no business being in the parliament if agencies of government who are creations of the parliament refuse to respect the institution that created them.
“These are those that have gone through the Senate for confirmation. So, I am worried, when they are invited and the National Assembly is taken for granted in a case like this.
“It calls for serious concern. I want to appeal that this should not end here. If it amounts to raising it on the floor of the House, we should shut down the National Assembly if the agencies of government are not going to respect us by our invitation then we don’t need to be here.”