…suspend commission’s 2010 budget
By Tordue Salem
ABUJAâ€”The House of Representatives weekend, issued a statement accusing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of lacking in transparency and has promptly withheld the Commissionâ€™s budget for the year 2010.
In a letter to EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, the Chairman of the House Committee on Finacial Crimes, Drugs and Narcotics, Rep. Nasir Rabe (PDP/ Katsina), said the inability of the Commission to submit to the National Assembly its quarterly reports has been an obstacle to the functionality of the Committee.
â€œQuarterly Reports reflecting your periodic activities including achievements and constraints (normally submitted every three months) have not been submitted to this committee by the Commission in the last 18 months.
â€œReport on budget performance for the current year, 2009 has never been written to the committee even though the Committee overlooked this dereliction in respect of the 2008 budget exercise.
â€œIt is evident that due to the above, the Committee has not been able to fully and satisfactorily discharge its constitutional oversight functions on EFCCâ€, the letter stated.
The statement signed by Rep. Rabe said Mrs.Waziri has refused to answer all letters written to the Commission demanding the submission of the said documents.