by Azeez Adeniyi
The Chairman Senate Ah hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, Shehu Sani has caller on President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC).
Sani called for the committee’s dissolution while speaking with journalists on Thursday.
The Senator said Buhari does not need the committee to effectively fight corruption.
He added that the committee had once supported the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, who has been suspended.
Sani said: “President Muhammadu Buhari should, as a matter of urgency, dissolve his Presidential Advisory Council on Corruption. It is a moribund and irrelevant assemblage.
“The Presidential Advisory Committee, headed by a man who defended the SGF is without honour. Professor Sagay attacked me for my report on PINE, now that the President has taken steps in the direction of the committee report, I hope the Prof will muster the courage to also attack the President. The advisory committee was looking for corruption in Sokoto, while it’s there in Shokoto.
“It is sad that most of the mercenary forces hired to rubbish the integrity of the Senate Committee and defend those indicted have suddenly lost their voice.”
Recall that the chairman of PACAC, Prof Itse Sagay had failed to honour the Senate’s invitation, after he described the lawmakers as childish.