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Femi Falana Calls On National Assembly To Probe President Buhari




Femi Falana Calls On National Assembly To Probe President Buhari 


Principal human right legal advisor, Femi Falana, has approached the National Assembly to test the unapproved withdrawal made by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

Responding to the controversey encompassing the withdrawal of $496million to pay for Tucano airplanes in the United States, Falana said the times of expectant endorsements ought to be over in the nation.

As indicated by him:-

"Since 1999, foreseen endorsements have been the request of the day.

"Presidents (Olusegun) Obasanjo, (Umaru) Yar'Adua and (Goodluck) Jonathan were claimed to have burned through N1.5trillion without parliamentary endorsement. We believed that that time had gone for good.

"The National Assembly ought to explore the withdrawal with a view to halting the official".

A letter dated April 13 and transmitted to the National Assembly, demonstrates that Buhari had effectively given expectant endorsement for the withdrawal of $496,374,470 (N151,394,421,355) from the ECA, for the buy of the flying machine and was just looking for the incorporation of same in the 2018 Appropriation Bill that the National Assembly is right now concluding.



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