Tuesday 26th September, 2017
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SGF's Suspension: Sen Sani asks Buhari to sack Sagay's C'ttee

SGF's Suspension: Sen Sani asks Buhari to sack Sagay's C'ttee

The Chairman of the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, Senator Shehu Sani, has appealed to President Muham­madu Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Cor­ruption (PACAC) headed by Prof Itse Sagay for in­competence.
Shehu Sani told journal­ists on Thursday in Abuja that the president does not need a forum of advis­ers on anti-corruption to effectively fight menace in the country.
He said that the sus­pension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Ba­bachir Lawal, was a clear indication that the Sagay Committee which once defended the SGF, was in­competent.
He said: “President Mu­hammadu Buhari should as a matter of urgency dissolve his Presidential Advisory Council on Cor­ruption. It is a moribund and irrelevant assemblage.
“A Presidential Adviso­ry Committee headed by a man who defended the SGF is without honour.
“Prof Sagay attacked me for my report on PINE, now that the Presi­dent has taken steps in the direction of the com­mittee report; I hope the Prof will muster the courage to also attack the President.
“The advisory commit­tee was looking for cor­ruption in Sokoto while it’s there in shokoto. It is sad that most of the mer­cenary forces hired to rub­bish the integrity of the Senate committee and de­fend those indicted have suddenly lost their voice.”
The lawmaker lamented that the humanitarian sit­uation in the North East was made an industry where government of­ficials and even NGOs profit from the suffering and the hardships of mil­lions of victims.
He further regretted that while some people saw the millions of or­phans and widows pro­duced by the crisis as vic­tims, others saw them as cash cows.
It could be recalled that Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Ad­esina who announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday, said Bu­hari also ordered an inves­tigation into allegations of violations of law and due process against the SGF.

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