Lawmaker Reacts To Garba Shehu Comment On Committee Investigating CBN
By Muhammad Kazaure
I wish to draw the attention of the general public to a recent stement credited to Mallam Garba Shehu, where he dismissed the committee legitimately set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate activities of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NIBSS and other financial institutions.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t join any issues with Mallam Shehu but I would like him to answer these pertinent questions: was he there when the committee was set up?why was the Committee asked not to work under minister or SGF?
For the avoidance of doubt, Mr. President directed the Committee to liaise with DSS to work together and personally said non of his appointees should interfere in our activities.
If the committee Is illegitimate, why is the CBN Governor collaborating with those around the President to prevent me from gaining access?
As a Nigerian, no law stops me from carrying g out an assignment given to me by the commander in chief of the armed forces.
Let me also state it clearly that the membership of the committee cuts across all arms of government including myself from the Legislature, the CJN from the judiciary, and finance insisted from the executive.
Other members include the DG SSS, a retired DG of NIA, and retired commissioner of police Muhammad Wakili.
Finally, I would leave Mallam Shehu with these questions since he questioned the figures we gave earlier:
The money with CBN I & E window Account stood at $171 billion dollars as at 2020 what is the source of that money? The 23.4 trillion Naira CBN gave as loan to some banks, what is the source of that money?
The 13 trillion naira loan to federal government from FMDQ what is the source of that and finally what is the total equity of CBN and its National budget?
@views exclusive rights: Muhammad Gudaji Kazaure, House of Representatives member representing Kazaure Constituency, Jigawa State in the National Assembly, December 11, 2022.