Missing N2.5bn: SGF shunned our invitation, unveils senate panel


Missing N2.5bn: SGF shunned our invitation, unveils senate panel

The Senate advert hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Disaster within the North-East, on Saturday mentioned that it invited the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to its public listening to.

The Chairman, of the committee, Senator Shehu Sani, who disclosed this in an interview with us, nonetheless, mentioned that Lawal didn’t honour the panel’s invitation.

The senate had, final week known as for the resignation of Lawal over alleged corruption within the administration of funds for internally displaced individuals.

The lawmakers stated Presidential Initiative on North-East, which was below the SGF, couldn’t account for N2.5bn allotted to it.

Lawal had dismissed the allegation, saying he was not invited by the committee.

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However Sani insisted that the SGF was invited. The lawmaker stated he would ask the clerk of the committee to ahead a letter during which the SGF was invited.

However the letter was not despatched to us as of 9pm when this report was filed.

An internet newspaper, The Cable had on Saturday, stated Rholavision Engineering Ltd, an organization allegedly owned by the SGF was paid N200m from a contract he awarded for the clearing of “invasive plant species” in Yobe State.

The Cable said that the corporate’s financial institution assertion confirmed that Josmon Applied sciences Restricted, an organization that obtained the contract from PINE to clear grass for N248, 939, 231, made money deposits of N10m into Lawal’s firm’s account 20 instances from March 29.

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It added that Lawal awarded the contract to Josmon Applied sciences on March eight, and the corporate made the money deposits till September when he resigned from Rholavision.

The report additionally faulted a press release by the SGF that he resigned from his firm on August 15, 2015, and in consequence was not a celebration to no matter enterprise it contracted.

In response to the report, a doc from the Company Affairs Fee seen by The Cable confirmed that Lawal was a director of Rholavision till September sixteen, 2016 when he wrote to the fee informing it of his intention to relinquish 1, 500, 000 strange shares.

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