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Suspended SGF shuns Senate panel again

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Engr. Babachir David Lawal

The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, again on Thursday, shunned the Senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north east whose allegations originally caused his suspension.

The Senate probe committee headed by Shehu Sani, APC-Kaduna, had written Lawal on Wednesday, asking him to appear before its hearing yesterday.

It was the third time Lawal would be invited by the committee, which blew the lid of the procurement frauds at the Presidential Initiative for the North East, an intervention agency under the office of the SGF.

Briefing journalists two hours after it had waited in vain to hear from Babachir, the committee expressed disappointment that the embattled SGF failed to show up.

According to Shehu Sani, the committee will compile its report and submit same to the Senate on Tuesday, stating “The last time the committee invited him, the suspended SGF said we should give him more time because he was engaged in official engagements and we thought that now that he is under suspension, he would have enough time to be here.”



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