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Senate to investigate Anchor Borrowers’ programme

Senate Undertakes In-Depth Probe Into Nigeria's Financial Strategies and Agricultural Initiatives

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In a concerted effort to enhance transparency and governance, the Nigerian Senate inaugurated an Ad-Hoc Committee tasked with investigating critical economic measures, including the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, amidst growing public concerns over financial management and agricultural policies.

Led by Senator Jibrin Isah, the committee comprises distinguished members drawn from various political affiliations, reflecting the Senate’s commitment to bipartisan scrutiny of national economic strategies.

During the inauguration ceremony, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senate President, underscored the importance of the committee’s mandate, emphasizing the need for impartiality, professionalism, and integrity in conducting the investigation.

Akpabio stated, “The constitution of this committee is a testament to the Senate’s unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and good governance. It reflects our dedication to addressing the concerns of the Nigerian people and upholding the principles of democracy.”

Addressing the committee members, Akpabio urged them to approach their responsibilities with patriotism and diligence, emphasizing the imperative of uncovering pertinent information for legislative decision-making.

He stressed the significance of confidentiality in handling sensitive data, urging strict adherence to protocols to safeguard the integrity of the investigation process.

Meanwhile, Chairman Jibrin Isah assured Nigerians of the committee’s unwavering dedication to the task at hand, promising a thorough and expedient inquiry into the Ways and Means framework and the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.

Isah acknowledged the public interest surrounding the investigation, pledging to conduct the inquiry with transparency and accountability. He called upon stakeholders to cooperate fully with the committee, facilitating access to pertinent documents and information.

The committee’s composition reflects a diverse range of perspectives, encompassing senators from across Nigeria’s geopolitical landscape, highlighting the broad-based approach to scrutinizing economic policies and agricultural interventions.

As the committee embarks on its investigative mandate, Nigerians await the outcomes of its inquiry, anticipating insights that could inform legislative reforms and policy adjustments aimed at fostering economic stability and agricultural development in Nigeria.

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