Threatens sanction against PPRA boss over non-appearance
The House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to ascertain the actual volume of Premium Motor Spirit PMS (popularly known as petrol) and other petroleum products supplied and consumed in Nigeria.
Chairman of its Committee on Finance, James Faleke, made the disclosure yesterday during the ongoing interactive session on the 2020-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) at the National Assembly, Abuja.
He frowned on the failure of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, to appear before the lawmakers as scheduled, threatening that the panel would activate relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to compel his appearance.
His words: “We wrote you to appear before us today (yesterday). You were here two days ago. And you presented documents to us, which we reviewed.”