By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Nigerian Senate has summoned Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal to appear before its Finance and Appropriation committees over plans by the Federal Government to execute some projects.
At plenary on Tuesday, the Senate also issued the summons after multiple Senators complained of disparaging remarks that have been credited to the SGF against the lawmakers.
Opening the floor was Senator Matthew Urhoghide faulted the SGF’s remark that some projects contained in the 2016 budget may not be executed.
He said, ”For SGF Babachir Lawal to speak as such is worrisome and he has dashed he hopes of our people”.
Urhoghide reminded the Senate that the 2016 budget has become law, ”it is an impeachable offence to try to circumvent the 2016 budget implementation. ”
Senator Biodun Olujimi who also spoke said “it’s time to call a spade a spade and the Nigerian Senate and Legislature deserves to be respected”.
She concluded that it’s beyond which party is in power and that political nominees should stop undermining the hallowed chambers.