Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has said the Senate’s recommendation that he should resign was a plot to ‘bring him down’.
The Senate had asked Lawal to resign after a discovery that his company was part of those awarded contracts for IDPs in the North East.
Lawal while reacting said the Senate ‘is talking balderdash’.
“The senate is talking balderdash; it has developed the habit of bring him down syndrome,” he said.
“Nigerians have decided that we should destroy our best. We should all destroy the promising and best among us by bringing people down without a cause. This is just how I saw it.
“I have the report of the senate committee in which it was said that I didn’t resign from Rholavision Nigeria Limited. Let me tell you, Rholavision was formed by me in December 1990, and it has been a company that was run very successfully.
“Now, when I was appointed secretary to the government of the federation, I resigned from that company on 18th August 2015. I can see that in their report, they are talking about 2016. I don’t know where they got their facts.
“By the way, it is very instructive that when the committee was sitting, no effort was ever made to invite me to come and make a submission. It is therefore, surprising that they devoted a whole session of today (yesterday) at maligning me, claiming what is not true without even giving me the chance to come and put my own case before them.”