The House of Representatives has issued a final warning to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government which failed to appear before it.
The Chairman Ad hoc committee probing job racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, Yusuf Gagdi, gave the warning at its resumed plenary in Abuja on Wednesday.
This final warning is coming after over 200 MDAs had failed to honour the committee’s invitation in spite of publication in newspapers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that he said, “it is the Nigerian people who are summoning the MDAs”
“We are representatives of the people and the MDAs must honour our invitation.”
Gagdi said any MDAs who failed to appear before the committee winds up its investigation would have to be blamed should the report of the committee indict such MDAs.
The lawmaker said, “We have made two different publications in two different national dailies inviting 200 agencies to appear before this committee.
“The agencies have no excuses not to appear before this committee because they have a budget for newspaper publication and they are using it.
“Our Daily Trust publication and the Nation Newspaper of today will serve as a final communication and we are going to abide by it, ” he said.
According to him, newspaper publication remains one of the mediums of communication that the National Assembly should use to reach out to MDAs.
He added that with such a medium of communication, no MDAs would have an excuse to say they have not seen the message.