Senators React To Suspension Of SGF Babachir Lawal

Shehu Sani, the senator heading the committee that blew the lid of the alleged contract frauds at the Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the official at the centre of the scandal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

Buhari confirmed the suspension of Mr. Lawal over allegations of breach of law and due process in the contracts awarded by PINE. The allegations were made by the Senate ad-hoc committee on ‘mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East’ chaired by Shehu Sani last December.

The Senate adopted Senator Sani’s interim report which contained the allegations and  resolved to call for SGF Lawal’s suspension and prosecution.

“It is commendable that the president has taken the senate committee report and recommendations seriously,” Mr. Sani (APC-Kaduna) told PT.

Specifically, Mr. Lawal was accused of holding directorship of a company, Rholavision, while being the SGF and used same company, originally registered for ICT services in 1990, to receive ‘grass-cutting’ consultancy contract from PINE, an agency under his supervision, all in breach of Nigeria’s code of conduct for public officials.

The company received the money but did not execute the contract, the committee alleged.

Mr. Lawal denied the allegations of the infamous ‘grass-cutting’ scandal.

Many senators who reacted to the development say they are happy with President Buhari's action.


  1. Am also happy with the development. Laws can deny as much as he can, the truth is already out.

  2. Good decision making baba made

  3. good one from Mr. President. but let Dem tell us who owns d 43 million dollars

  4. very good move even am happy about it

  5. The senate president should be suspended too

  6. Since you guys are happy with the presidency ,I hope if Magu appears for the last time he will be confirmed.

  7. Oladimeji Seun20 April, 2017 10:44

    This is some of the things we expect from the senators.

  8. Na dem sabi..


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