…Expresses fair on Osinbajo’s committee
From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna
The Senate has assured Nigerians that it would make its investigations into the allegation of fraud against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) public.
This will be a sharp departure from the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari who had asked his deputy to take over the probe on behalf of the Executive.
The position of the Senate was made known by Senator representing Kaduna Central of upper chamber of National Assembly, Shehu Sani.
Sen. Sani, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in North East in an interview with Daily Sun, in Kaduna, said that his committee would provide the public all the documents which it has used to indict public officials who profited from unwholesome deals.
The occasion was the graduation ceremony of 100 young women which he empowered in various vocational training in collaboration with Magvoil Vocational Centre.
The federal lawmaker, who was reacting to the possibility of the Osinbajo committee to investigate the suspended embattled SGF in camera, maintained that the Sernate committee would throw its doors open while conducting its investigations.
According to him, ‘’if Osinbajo committee has chosen a close session, the senate committee will be an open session and we will provide the general public all the documents which we have and which we have used to indict public officials who profited from unwholesome deals and in as much as I support the president’s action that he has taken even within the governing party.
“What I said is that, there should not be any reserve in terms of committee. I have a fear that Osinbajo committee will end up as in-house as a family affair as it is. So I call on the federal government to make everything public for Nigerians to know”.
On alleged raid of Abuja residence of the Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje by the Police, he said though he did not have the full details into the matter but he was aware that the police in conjunction with Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) raided the colleague’s residence located at Asokoro area of the state capital.
Sani continued, ‘’Well, I am yet to verify the authenticity of that story but what I have read is that both the police and the EFCC have raided the house of Senator Goje. But I can tell you that the position of the senate will be very clear by the time we return Tuesday. We will take a position on the raiding of the house of the Senator’’, he stated.
He, however, stated that the senate upon resumption today (Tuesday) we see to it that 2017 budget is passed in the interest of the country, “we will be pass the budget immediately we return”.