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Suspended SGF absent at Senate ad-hoc committee hearing

Suspended SGF absent at Senate ad-hoc committee hearing

The three-man presidential committee tasked to investigate allegations of contract frauds in which the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal is involved, has asked the Senate which originally indicted Mr. Lawal, for evidence, according to correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES.

Reacting to the development, the Senate Committee Chairman, Senator Shehu Sani expressed dissatisfaction over the recalcitrant of Mr. Lawal, saying the hearing was an opportunity for him to clear himself on some vexed issues.

Meanwhile, the committee has written the Senate requesting for report that indicted Babachir.

After suspending the duo, President Buhari had ordered an investigation into the allegations of violation of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, who was found culpable for his alleged role in a grass-cutting N200 million contract in the Northeast, was billed to appear before Senate Adhoc Committee on today.




"The committee has granted your request conveyed in your letter dated March 22, 2017 and re-scheduled the meeting". This is the third time that the SGF would be invited by the committee.

"By this letter, I am directed to formally invite you to appear before the committee on Thursday, April 27, 2017".

This followed a motion moved by a member, Honourable Babatunde Kolawole, where he called for investigation into source of the N13 billion discovered by the EFCC.

The committee is also investigating the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency Ambassador Ayo Oke who was suspended the same time with Babachir.

The motion scaled through when it was put to vote by the Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.

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