The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, over a $36.1m facility under the Fiscal Governance and Institutions Project of the World Bank, part of which was allocated to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
The House Committee on Public Accounts had last week summoned the acting Auditor General of the Federation, Mr Aghughu Adolphus, over the fund.
Adolphus, who had earlier been invited by the committee, had failed to show up last week. His representatives led by a Deputy Director, Mr Babalola Olanrewaju, could not explain to the lawmakers the rationale behind taking the loan.
Adolphus, however, appeared before the committee on Tuesday.
The committee also wants Ahmed to explain a $1.5m grant by the World Bank to some Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government.
The committee, at its investigative hearing in Abuja, decried the inability of the Office of the AUGF to access the $36.1m loan and the $1.5m grant since three years.
Meanwhile, the committee also summoned the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, over the financial statements of the country based on some queries issued by the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
Also on Tuesday, the committee commenced investigation of the payments of over N149.21bn on crude oil lifting pre-shipment contracts by the Federal Government from 2011 to date.