The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, to submit all documents relating to subsidy claims from 2013 till date.
Rep Ibrahim Aliyi, the Chairman of the Special ad-hoc committee investigating Petroleum Subsidy regime, said this when Mr Stephen Okon, Director Home Finance in the ministry, appeared before the committee in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Chairman gave the minister till August 16 to make herself available with all the relevant documents in subsidy claims.
He stressed that the minister must answer to the total amount released from the consolidated revenue account as subsidy payment from 2013 to date.
Aliyi said, the breakdown of beneficiary companies that received subsidy payments from the consolidated revenue account must be submitted before it.
The Chairman expressed worry over the minister’s recent statement that the country will require N6.7 trillion to service subsidies.
He added that it was compulsory for the minister to appear before the committee, stressing that the subsidy would be borrowed for Nigerians to enjoy.