Probing Loans Taken By Nigerian Government Can Scare Away Foreign Investors – Rotimi Amaechi

July 29, 2020
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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi has said that the ongoing investigations of loans taken by the Federal Government could send the wrong signal to the lenders,

Mr Amaechi stated this during an investigative hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements in Abuja.

He said the investigation could cause foreign partners to withdraw such loan facilities which would have a negative effect on Nigeria’s infrastructural development.

The minister said that he has raised the concerns over the ongoing investigation with the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabimila.

Mr Amaechi explained that the hearing could stop the loan facility the Federal Government ”is seeking for the completion of the LagosIbadan and Kano rail projects”.

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He, however, recommended that the hearing should be shifted to December when the loan facility would have been acquired.

The Chairman of the committee, Nicholas Ossai (PDP-Delta) said the committee is empowered to conduct overnight before, during or after loan facilities are acquired.

He said the committee seeks to review all Nigeria’s bilateral loan agreement to ensure the country is not shortchanged. (NAN)

KanyiDaily recalls that the House of Reps had recently concluded its investigation on the alleged mismanagement of N81.5 billion by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), th3 House aslo

The House has also ordered investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N100 billion at the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

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