House of Reps question Babagana Kingibe over NIA’s alleged missing $44m

House of Reps question Babagana Kingibe over NIA’s alleged missing $44m

- Babagana Kingibe asks journalists to be excused from venue of a closed door meeting with House of Representatives panel

- He provides all necessary information that the lawmakers demand regarding the $44m which is said to have disappeared from the NIA’s vault

- Herdsmen agree to abide by provisions of Benue Open Grazing Prohibition Law

The chairman of the presidential review panel on the investigation of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, has been questioned by a House of Representatives panel over the alleged disappearance of $44million from NIA vault and the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the agency’s substantive director general.

Daily Trust reports that Babagana Kingibe who appeared alongside some former heads of the agency on Tuesday, February 13, spent about two hours with the House committee on public safety and national intelligence chaired by Aminu Sani Jaji.

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Shortly after his arrival, Kingibe asked that journalists should be excused from the venue of the event and refused to take his seat until his request was met. gathered that it took the intervention of the committee chairman, who discussed with Kingibe outside the venue before he took his seat. Journalists were then asked to vacate the venue after the introduction from both sides.

It was learnt that Kingibe provided all necessary information that the lawmakers demanded regarding the $44m, which was said to have disappeared from the NIA’s vault.

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In other new, herdsmen in Benue state have agreed to abide by the provision of the controversial Benue Open Grazing Prohibition Law. The herdsmen however requested more time to help them adapt to the new policy and resort to grazing in the reserves developed in some northern parts of Nigeria.

This was made known to journalists after a stakeholders meeting between herdsmen, governors of Benue and Nasarawa states and members of the technical sub-committee of national economic council committee, by the Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi.

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