Senate celebrates sack of ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress party was elected in 2015 on a promise to tackle corruption

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu, has stressed that there is "absolutely no compromise in the war against corruption" and the president will not stop anybody from being prosecuted where it becomes necessary.

A member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has said that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to Babachir Lawal.

"The issues surrounding the termination of the appointment of the former SGF emanated from this Eight Senate".

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 presidential aide also expressed hope that the government will in no time, release the report of the panel set up the investigate the cases.

"When we started it was more of blackmail but the right thing has been done and we will continue to adhere to our commitment to non-selective fight against corruption".

"I am proud of this senate: We have other investigations that are pending, the committees in chrge of these investigations should finalise their investigations soon so that at the end of the day we shall be vindicated", he said. All of us can only have one side of the story or the other.

This is why I am calling on committee with pending investigations to do so.

"It is important for Nigerians to realise that it gives them no good to spread falsehood to demean the institution of the National Assembly".

"Excellent move by Mr. President though coming late".

"It has been a tough journey in order to protect the integrity of this institution. We must keep the flag flying".

In his response, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to sack the affected officials.

PINE, according to the report of the Senate committee, "awarded 39 contracts to various companies to carry out the removal of invasive plant species plants, rehabilitation/renovation works, food supplies, consultancy services and provision of shelter (supply of tarpaulin cabins) etc".

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