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Rowdy Session As Amaechi Appears Before Reps Panel Over Controversial Chinese Loans

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 17th Aug, 2020 -

House of Reps was thrown into a state of confusion following the appearance of Rotimi Amaechi over controversial Chinese loans.

Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila had to intervene as the house became rowdy during the investigation into Chinese loans by the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements.
Recall that the committee is investigating the alleged non-inclusion of local content in the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan loan project.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is currently before the committee.
A mild altercation ensued between the Minister and the Chairman of the Committee, Nicholas Ossai from Delta state.
The Chairman asked Amaechi about the alleged $33 billion loans for infrastructure.
The Minister noted that the transport Ministry is only aware of the $1.6 billion for Lagos-Ibadan and accused the committee of being political.
Following the mild drama, the Speaker appeared and the Committee adjourned the session for 30min and resumed after the break.

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