Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri yesterday apologized to the House of Representatives that she would not be able to appear before its committee probing the status of about N500billion assets recovered by the anti-graft agency.
Mrs. Waziri, who stated this in a letter, explained that she is currently out of the country and might not be able to meet with the timeline for her appearance before the House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes.
In a letter to the committee through her Confidential Secretary, Alfred I. Oko, the former anti-graft chief said she is willing to attend subsequent meetings on the issue at stake.
The letter said: “I regret my absence at the Public Hearing due to my being out of the country following an earlier schedule that conflicts with the date of the meeting.”
Information Nigeria reports that the House of Representatives investigation into the status of seized assets by the EFCC from convicted criminals, is the first time that the operations of the anti-graft agency would be brought under scrutiny by the lawmakers.