The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it will account for the N17 billion allegedly embezzled by management of the agency.
A statement yesterday by the agency’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti said NEMA has taken note of the resolution of the House of Representatives to look into the alleged N17 billion either budgeted or statutorily allocated to NEMA in the last one year.
“As a law-abiding agency and in deference to the mandate of the House of Representatives as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution, NEMA management will respond to any invitation by the House and oblige it any information requested.
“This administration is committed to transparency, probity and accountability. It is therefore ready to account for the allocations made to NEMA in the last 10 months since it came on board,” Datti said.