Members of the presidential panel on the restructuring of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, led by Ambassador Babagana Kingibe were yesterday grilled by the House Committee on National Security and Public Safety.
The committee headed by Sani Jajai Aminu met behind closed doors.
The committee, among other considerations, is probing the $202 million allegedly missing from the coffers of agency, as well as issues bordering on the appointment and competency of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the new Director- General of the agency.
Members of the press who were billed to cover what the chairman referred to as an investigative hearing were barred.
After the closed door parley, Ambassador Kingibe and other members of the panel hurriedly left the committee room.
But in an interview with the press, Aminu said they are making progress in their investigation, even though the exercise is ongoing.
He declined to be specific on why the panel was summoned and what issues they engaged with the group.
The committee had raised alarm over a missing $202 million belonging to the agency which they vowed to recover.
Part of the ways to track the funds, according to the committee, is to drill any person/groups, past and present director-generals of the agency, as well as Kingibe’s panel which had a presidential mandate to restructure the agency.
“Investigation is still ongoing, we are making progress”, Aminu said.

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