The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to constitute an ad hoc committee to investigate pipeline surveillance contract and payment of contractors by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NOAC) in Bayelsa.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Frederick Agbedi (PDP-Bayelsa) and four other lawmakers at the plenary on Wednesday.
The committee is expected to ascertain the beneficiaries of the contracts, employment, the impact on the oil-producing communities and the country.
The committee is also expected to determine the effect of the contracts on the net national revenue derivable from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the NAOC joint venture operations.
The green chamber said that NOAC should suspend all pipeline surveillance contracts pending the outcome of the investigation.