THE Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, will appear before Nigerian lawmakers over the country’s concession policy on sugar importation.
Member of the House of Representatives, Abiodun Olasupo, who made this known in Abuja at the weekend, added that stakeholders, particularly companies granted waivers, will also be asked to appear before an Ad-hoc Committee investigating the sugar concession policy.
He said that the Federal Government came up with the policy of granting a very low tariff and levy to certain companies with the aim that whatever savings made from the concession would be used to finance the growing of sugarcane across the country and creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
“Our findings in the House show that this hasn’t been done. The House got worried and constituted this committee to look into the books of Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment on the matter,” Olasupo, Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee said.
“The scope covers 2013 to 2016, but we are not restricted to that period. Yes, we may not go beyond 2013, but we can go to 2016 and beyond if it means the committee should do that for us to get the best for Nigeria,’’ the lawmaker said as he assured that his committee will leave no stone unturned in its quest to ensure that anyone found guilty is made to face the law.