Nigerians has been advised to disregard the statement issued by the media aide of the Speaker, House of Representatives titled “How NEMA boss Maihaja, rejected world food programme rice donation for IDPs then purchased 5000 metric tonnes with public funds”
In a press release in Kaduna by the National Publicity Secretary of Integrity Youth Alliance, Danjuma Lamido, he said that the House of Representatives has been at logger jam with the NEMA Boss, Engr Mustapha Maihaja refused to bribe the Committee members, according to reliable information available to the Youth Alliance.
“We must commend acting Director, Relief and Rehabilitation of NEMA, Mr. Kayode Fagbemi, who represented the Director General, Engr Mustapha Maihaja, for informing the biased and corrupt lawmakers that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gave approval to the agency to split the 10, 000 metric tonnes of rice for Internally Displaced Persons into two and give WFP one part in order to aid faster food distribution.
“Our investigations revealed that most of the members of the House Committee are highly interested in all contracts of NEMA but due to the incorruptible attitude of the amiable DG NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja with the backing of President Buhari, the House of Representatives has resolved to blackmail the DG, Lamido said.
“We strongly believed that Olam Nigeria Ltd was properly considered for the supply of the rice and due to administrative bottleneck, the Representative of Olam, Vice President, Rice, Reggie George, was not properly briefed by the company’s procurement officers.
“We called on the Director General NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja to remained focus and not be distracted by the House of Representatives members who are only interested in using NEMA to make money at the instance of those at the IDPs, the statement concluded.