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Senate summons gas marketing company boss

The Senate Committee on Gas on Wednesday decided to summon the Managing Director of Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Ltd. (NGMCL), Justin Ezeala,Senateto provide details of gas sales and purchase agreements with gas companies and also answer questions of non-compliance with due process in the auto CNG project with NIPCO Gas.

The committee, chaired by Senator Jarigbe Jarigbe, decided to summon Ezeala after a closed-door session by its members at the National Assembly.

The committee had expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the group CEO of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, who has been accused of preventing National Assembly committees from performing oversight functions on subsidiaries of NNPCL despite the committees being empowered to do so by the Petroleum Industry Act.

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The committee is demanding a financial statement on the auto CNG project with NiPCO, for which NGMCL has approved an investment of N30 billion.

To this end, it vowed to use relevant provisions of the constitution to enforce the appearance of the MD of NGMCL should he fail to honour its invitation again.

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