Members of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigation management of the subsidy regime are under intense pressure from many quarters, committee chairman Rep Faruok Lawan (PDP, Kano) has said. Speaking at the commencement of yesterday’s hearings, Lawan said the committee will not compromise in spite of the pressure. “I know that some people have already made up their minds but we should all wait for the outcome. There were a lot of drama in the course of the exercise and we received a lot of contradictory information,” he said. He said the panel will not witch-hunt anybody or run people down but will also not bury the truth or sweep the issues under the carpet.
A member of the committee who does not want to be named said “we were put under tremendous pressure from the presidency. The chairman was summoned and he has been receiving calls not to invite certain people.”