THE Senate Committee on Defence and Army, yesterday, demanded how the over N1.275 billion budgeted to the Ministry of Defence in the 2014 fiscal year was spent.
Meantime, the Senate Committee on Defence has frowned at the attitude of the Minister of Defence, General Aliu Gusau for not attending budget defence in the senate and directed that he should get in touch with the committee whenever he was around.
The committee demanded to know how the defence 2014 budget was spent when the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Aliyu Ismaila who represented the minister appeared before it to defend the ministry’s 2015 budget.
Chairman, Senate committee on Defence, Senator George Sekibo in a bid to get the records of expenditure of the ministry for 2014 directed the Permanent Secretary to furnish the committee with details of the expenditure within one week.
The details demanded by Senator Sekibo was the fund…
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