- The House of Representatives has reacted to reports that it is investigating Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
- The House committee on public accounts said it is neither investigating the office of the vice president nor the person of Prof Yemi Osinbajo as erroneously reported
- Wole Oke, the chairman of the committee made the clarification when addressing the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of finance
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday, August 11, reacted to reports that it is investigating Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The House committee of public accounts said it is neither investigating the office of the vice president nor the person of Prof Yemi Osinbajo as erroneously reported in the media.
Wole Oke, the chairman of the committee made the clarification when addressing the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of finance, budget & national planning, Olusola Idowu, The Nation reported.
Oke explained that the ongoing investigation was aimed at getting documentary evidence of the school feeding procurement under the national social investment programme carried out by the ministry of budget & national planning.
He stated that while Osinbajo’s office monitors policy formulation of the national social investment programme, the ministry of budget and national planning was tasked with procurement from 2016 to September 2019 when the ministry of humanitarian affairs was created.
“Our request is for the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to make available all relevant procurement records for the various items under the NSIP. Our investigation has nothing to do with the office of the Vice President, but the Ministry,” the lawmaker noted.
In other news report, Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, August 8, made a very powerful revelation concerning the factors influencing the appointment of judges in Nigeria.
During an online seminar on Saturday, Osinbajo revealed that the appointment of judges is majorly brought about by the power of the commercial, political and even religious elite, The Cable reported.
The vice president said that this section of the citizenry usually do this just to get ahead of the due processes and be favoured by the judicial system by choosing the judges to preside over their cases.
He went ahead to say that with the situation of the country now, the issue of federal character is no longer feasible in this regard and that if nothing is done about to change the status quo, there will be a bigger problem soon.
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