By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
No less is expected from the Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (APC-Sokoto) led Nine-man Ad-hoc committee set up last Wednesday by the Senate to investigate the policy introduced by the current Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation( NNPC), Mr Maikanti Baru of allocating all products to Duke Oil.
Accordingly, Wamakko assured of a thorough job to justify the confidence reposed on the committee under his chairmanship.
This is in view of the ground breaking agenda set by the All Progressives Congress(APC) to fight corruption and ensure due process in the system which was largely alleged to have been compromised in the past at the detriment of Nigerians and nation’s development.
However, other members of the committee are: Senators Donald O. Alasoadra, Kabir G.Marafa, Samuel N. Anyanwu, Ahmed G.Ogembe, Albert B. Akpan, Baba Kaka B. Garbai, Chukwuka G. Utazi and Rose O. Oko.
While the committee is expected to carry out a holistic investigation into the activities of NNPC Trading Ltd., according to a statement issued to reporters weekend in Sokoto by the Special Assistant to Senator Wamakko on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, will also investigate the allegations against the GMD by the Minister of Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, on the leaked letter published on Wednesday, 4th October, 2017.
The statement further quoted the Senate President as expressing huge confidence in the Senator Wamakko-led committee to dispassionately and diligently discharge the all-important assignment.
While responding, Senator Wamakko who chairs the Ad-hoc committee as well Chairman, Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, pledged to work assidously in the discharge of the assignment.