Reactions trail suspension of SGF

Reactions trail suspension of SGF

Some Senators have started reacting to the suspension order of President Muhammadu Buhari and investigation into allegations made against Secretary to Government of the Federation David Babachir Lawal, in award of contracts under Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE).

These Senators who commended the decision of the President said that the suspension has concurred with the Senate Interim report on North East Humanitarian crisis.

Correspondent OnuoraAninwobodo reports that one of the Senators and one time Governor of Kebbi state Adamu Aliero said that he is very happy with the development.

On his part, Senator representing Yobe South and a member of the Senate Ad hoc committee that investigated the mounting humanitarian crisis in north-east, Mohammed Hassan said that the committee is still investigating the allegations.

He expressed surprise on the President's directive and promised that the committee will submit its final report soon.

It will interest you to know that President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter read by Senate President BukolaSaraki on 24th January 2017 defended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), David BabachirLawal and gave reasons he could not act as demanded by the Senate.

Recall that Senate had in December 2016, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend David Babachir Lawal and ensure his prosecution over alleged breach of the constitution in handling contracts awarded by Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE)

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