The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to formally probe the purchase of N255m armoured vehicles by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, for the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.
The House Committee on Aviation has the mandate to conduct the investigation.
A member of the APC in the House, Samson Osagie moved the motion that led to the House resolution. Osagie said the matter is of urgent national importance.
The House committee on Aviation is to investigate the matter and report back within one week with specific terms of reference that included the following:
*To find out whether it was correct that the purchase was made and whether the purchase was authorized by any appropriation law. They committee will also determine if the NCAA has been complying with Fiscal Responsibilities Act on the remittance of its internally Generated Revenue.
* The committee will also find out whether the minister is entitled to such vehicle under any law in Nigeria and whether the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and all anti- corruption agencies are not bound to investigate and prosecute all those involved if no appropriation law approved the purchase
* The committee is also to find out whether (even if any appropriation law approved it) the President can retain the services of the minister and all those involved in the matter.