The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on Railway Contract Scam has invited the former Minister of Transport, Isa Bio Ibrahim, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Department of State Services, DSS, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF and 27 contractors allegedly involved in the misappropriation of N1trillion railway contracts.
Also expected to appear before Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma – headed committee on Thursday to explain their various roles in the utilization of funds made available by the Federal Government to revamp the railway sector, is the acting Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC.
Ibrahim, as the former Minister, took over from Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke in 2009 and allegedly signed the contract for the procurement of locomotives General Electric (GE) valued at about N12.5billion. It was also during his tenure that the recently sacked MD of NRC Mr. Seyi Sijuwade was employed by the Presidency.