Buhari sacks Babachir Lawal, Oke

01 November, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Hope Soto
  • President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress party was elected in 2015 on a promise to tackle corruption

He said while speaking on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily, in response to comments trailing the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke on Monday.

This followed a Point of Order by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Na'Allah, at plenary on Tuesday. Boss Mustapha is a decent man, intellectually mobile and administratively sagacious.

"I want to say to Nigerians that as part of our constitutional responsibility to expose corruption, cases and evidences should be brought before us and we assure that we will investigate and expose them".

He regretted that some public officials were consistently using protesters against the lawmakers as a result of their resolve to fight corruption.

He said that President Buhari also announced the appointment of Mr. It is important that the pending committees charged these investigations expeditiously turn out their investigations.

He recalled that the saga of embattled former Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, started in the Senate, vowing that the chamber would chase the matter to end.

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Na'Allah said, " Mr. President we can not claim not to know that between Monday and Tuesday there has been official confirmation of the appointment of a new Secretary to the Government of the Federation and of course, the termination or whatever of the appointment former occupier of that office.

The President of the Senate also commended the Federal Government for doing the right thing by sacking the former SGF. "We must continue to keep the flag flying".

"There are some corruption investigations going on in the senate, committees ensure that your investigations are concluded on time and you submit you reports", he said.

"Let us not be quick to forget that this same people we were fighting for, Nigerians became gullible and were sponsored, toilets were provided for them to close the gate of the National Assembly in the name of occupy NASS".

He said though it was hard for Nigerians to believe the position of the Senate in the investigation, he was elated that its position was vindicated by the sack of the former SGF.

But the committee found that all the contracts were "awarded under the principle of emergency procurement stipulated in section 43 (i) and (ii) but absolute disregard for sub-section (iii) of the same section 43 of the Public Procurement Act".

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