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Sahara Energy missing as Reps probe petrol subsidy

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Sahara Energy Limited, one of the firms summoned by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the petrol subsidy regime, failed to appear at a hearing on Tuesday.

This caused the committee to issue another summon, said Chairman of the committee, Ibrahim Almustapha Aliyu.

He said, “The investigative hearing continued today and we were supposed to have in appearance Sahara Energy Limited. On Tuesday 9 of August Sahara Energy appeared before the Committee and there were issues raised concerning their legal status and it was resolved by this committee that Sahara Energy should appear today 16th August to give more clarification on their legal status and other issues as resolved by this committee. 

“We could not receive any communication from them informing this committee of their non appearance today.

“In line with this and the express mandate given to this committee by the provision of Section 88 and 89 of the constitution of Nigeria as amended, this committee hereby summons Sahara Energy to appear before it on 7th September 2022 unfailingly with all the issues they were mandated to provide before the Committee”.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is expected to appear before the Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th.

Hyde Energy, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are to appear before the Committee on Thursday, August 18th, 2022.


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