The House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Safety and National Intelligence interrogated the newly appointed director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ahmed Abubakar, and former secretary to the government of the federation, Babagana Kingibe, over the alleged disappearance of $44 million belonging to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Kingbe arrived the venue of the investigative hearing at Room 4.47 of the House of Representatives’ White House Annex in company of five other members of his presidential panel on the restructuring of the NIA, including the new director general, Ambassador Rufai Abubakar at about 3p.m.
The panel was set up to look into the operational, technical and administrative structure of the agency and make appropriate recommendations.
It was set up after Ayo Oke, the agency’s former director-general, was sacked over some amounts of money found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
The aim of the meeting is still not clear as journalists were asked to leave immediately after those present were introduced.
It may not be unconnected with the alleged missing monies at the NIA.
Last week, Aminu Jaji, chairman of the committee, said $202 million is missing from the coffers of the agency.
Earlier, there were reports that $44m was mssing in the vault of the agency but Jaji said the committee discovered the $44m was “moved to a different location”.