WammaSen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko says the Senate Ad-hoc Committee, investigating the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s trading, is not under pressure from the Presidency or other quarters as being rumoured.
Wamakko, who is the chair of the ad-hoc committee, made the declaration in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani on Wednesday in Sokoto.
Mani quoted the senator as making the remarks during the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday in Abuja.
Wamakko, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education said that he knew President Muhammadu Buhari so well that he would never interfere in the work of the ad-hoc committee.
“Let me dispel the rumour going around that, the committee is under intense pressure either from the Presidency or elsewhere.
“The fact is that we are not under any pressure from anyone, let alone from the Presidency.
“I am sure that those of us who know President Muhammadu Buhari are quite sure that, he will never interfere in such matters,
Wamakko was quoted as saying that the committee could not hold its inaugural meeting last week due the absence of chairmen of three committees that have dealings with oil/NNPC.
“The chairmen travelled to Russia with the Senate President and they are crucial members of the ad-hoc committee.”
By our correspondent
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