House of Representatives probe ‘possible corruption’ in N-Power scheme.

The House of Representatives has begun investigation of the alleged arbitrary disengagement of youths engaged by the Federal Government through the N-Power scheme under the National Social Intervention Programme.

The move followed the unanimous adoption of the motion moved by a member, Taiwo Oluga, titled ‘Urgent need to investigate the arbitrariness and possible corruption in the N-Power programme of the Federal Government.’

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The House, while adopting the motion on the disengagement of defaulters of the N-Power scheme, resolved that the House Committees on Sustainable Development Goals and Youth Development should “immediately investigate the alleged arbitrariness in the management of the N-Teach programme and report back to the House within the next three weeks.”

The prosecuting counsel, Faruk Abdullah, had earlier pleaded with the judge to adjourn the case indefinitely, on the grounds that the EFCC was facing challenges in its bid to extradite the defendant from the United Kingdom.

In her ruling, the judge adjourned the matter till March 10 2020 for Madueke to be extradited, warning that the court’s docket is not going to be a waiting room for the prosecution.

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