MTN N1.04 TRN: MINISTERS SHUN REPS MEETING

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The efforts of the Hon. Saheed Fijabi- headed House Committee on Communications to unravel the reasons for the huge reduction of the N1.04 trillion to N330 billion did not yield dividends yesterday. Two ministers important to the investigation, the Minster for Communications, Adebayo Shittu and the Minister for Justice and Attorney- General of the Federation were conspicuously absent at the fact – finding session, effectively truncating the session.

Only the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Mr. Abubakar Dambata and his Director of Communications, Tony Ojobo were present at the session. This is the fifth meeting on the fine issue, without any resolution. Fijabi told the meeting that the Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami sent a letter that he would be representing the President at an event in Lagos and would therefore be absent from the meeting.

The Minister for Communication, Adebayo Shittu did not appear at the session as at the time the closed – door session began, even though he was said to be expected.

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