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Buhari ministers get the bashing at APC Forum in Kebbi

Gov. Masari, Sen. Aliero accuse Ogbeh, Adeosun of being behind illegal maize importation
  We don’t know anything about it-  ministers

From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi.

A mild drama ensued in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State of Nigeria, on Tuesday, at the venue of the Progressive Governors Forum with Federal Government as Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and Sen. Adamu Aliero accused Ministers of Agriculture and Finance of issuing import licences to unknown traders who imported 300 metrics tonnes of maize into Nigeria.
Governor Masari, while asking question at the parley, openly accused Chief Audu Ogbeh and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, as being behind importers that brought the maize from Brazil to Nigeria.
Sen. Aliero, who supported Masari, also claimed that “We have it from a reliable authority that your ministries issued the licenses to them.
“This will not help our local farmers. We have agreed that there should not be importation of any grain into the country.”
While responding, both ministers denied the allegation.
According to Ogbeh, “If had the power, I would have stopped the importation of goods into Nigeria 30 years ago. I don’t know anything about it. My ministry don’t know anything about it. It is the responsibility of Customs to stop them “.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on her part, said “I don’t know anything about it. One NGO approached us to import drugs for IDPs and we told them that they should buy in Nigeria. “


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